A mind for numbers : how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra) (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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A mind for numbers : how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra)

Author: Barbara A Oakley
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. In her book, she offers you the tools needed to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Oakley
ISBN: 9780399165245 039916524X
OCLC Number: 987868241
Description: xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Barbara Oakley.

Abstract:

Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. In her book, she offers you the tools needed to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field.

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