REVIEWED BY JOSHUA, 12, NSW
Eddie Woo: Superstar Maths Teacher by Rebecca Lim, Wild Dingo Press, ISBN 9781925893403
Wild Dingo Press provided a review copy of this book.
Eddie Woo, the award winning mathematics teacher, has an intriguing past with lots of surprises.
But was he always a superstar mathematician when he was young?
‘Catch you later,’ one of the boys hissed over his shoulder at where Eddie lay face down on the ground.
‘Drop you later, you mean!’ another one hooted over Eddie’s head.
Eddie Woo was one of the few Asian kids in his primary school. He was bullied for his short stature. Being known for studying didn’t help either. He had a lot of allergies and eczema which caused him to itch, only to be seen as a distraction in class by his teachers, who sent him to the principal’s office. He felt like no-one cared about him and he was neglected at school. He knew he was left out and overlooked, especially by his teachers. However, he always got high marks in English and History.
What happened to Eddie that changed him from a victim of bullying to becoming a superstar mathematics teacher? Find out in Rebecca Lim’s captivating biography of Eddie Woo’s life.
This is one of the most engaging biographies I’ve read because it is filled with surprises. Eddie shows his achievements and also his times of trouble. Throughout the book, you learn about Eddie’s emotions, feelings, thoughts and faith in God. Not only that, Eddie shows a few mathematical diagrams in the back of his book that emphasises how mathematics is everywhere in nature.
I rate this book 5 out of 5.
Read our earlier interview with the author of this book, Rebecca Lim.
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