Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760554217
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 25/09/2018
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Popular mathematics
    Mathematics & science / General
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 368
  • Price: $29.99

Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is 'e' a magic number?

The answer to these questions is contained within one simple word: MATHS. Because maths is all about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned.

With enthusiasm, humour and heart, Eddie Woo shows how card tricks, conspiracy theories, teacups, killer butterflies, music, lightning and so much more illuminate the spellbinding world of maths that surrounds us.

'I never thought I'd read a maths book cover to cover, let alone sing its praises. Eddie Woo makes maths fun, accessible and relevant. Now we can all benefit from his extraordinary skill as a teacher.'
JENNY BROCKIE, journalist and TV host

'Not just a great teacher, Woo's Wonderful World of Maths shows Eddie to be a storyteller too. Is there anything the Woo cannot do?'
ADAM SPENCER, Ambassador for Mathematics, University of Sydney

Author Information

Eddie Woo is the head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, Sydney. He has been teaching maths for more than ten years.

In 2012, Eddie started recording his lessons and uploading them to Youtube - creating 'Wootube'. Since then, he has amassed a following of more than 270,000 subscribers and his videos have been viewed more than 14 million times.

In 2018, Eddie was named Australia's Local Hero of the Year and shortlisted as one of the top ten teachers in the world.


2 October 2018

Join Australia's Local Hero of the Year, Eddie Woo, at EC18 Live - the main event of Educhange 2018. Curated and hosted by your friends from Education Changemakers and featuring incredible people making change that impact kids, EC18 Live provides endless possibilities to connect, build and share with the most forward thinking education professionals. Copies of Woo's Wonderful World of Maths will be sold at this event.

12:00 PM

Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000 Website

18 October 2018

Welcome to Woo's Wonderful World of Maths! Join Australia's favourite maths teacher Eddie Woo as he discusses his new book. Presented by The Book Warehouse. Bookings essential by 11th October.

7:00 PM

Coffs Harbour
Joyce Street Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Website