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A mind for numbers : how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra)  Cover Image Book Book

A mind for numbers : how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra) / Barbara Oakley, Ph.D.


This book looks at effectively learning math and science, based on insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Math requires creative as well as analytical thinking. There are often a number of ways to solve a problem.

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  • ISBN: 9780399165245 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 039916524X (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-302) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Open the door -- Easy does it : why trying too hard can sometimes be part of the problem -- Learning is creating : lessons from Thomas Edison's frying pan -- Chunking and avoiding illusions of competence : the keys to becoming an "equation whisperer" -- Preventing procrastination: enlisting your habits ("zombies") as helpers -- Zombies everywhere : digging deeper to understand the habit of procrastination -- Chunking versus choking : how to increase your expertise and reduce anxiety -- Tools, tips, and tricks -- Procrastination zombie wrap-up -- Enhancing your memory -- More memory tips -- Learning to appreciate your talent -- Sculpting your brain -- Developing the mind's eye through equation poems -- Renaissance learning -- Avoiding overconfidence : the power of teamwork -- Test taking -- Unlock your potential.
Subject: Math anxiety.
Mathematics > Study and teaching > Psychological aspects.
Educational psychology.

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Decoda Literacy Library 501.9 O24 2014 (Text) 35410000026013 General Collection Volume hold Available -
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