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

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    • Abstract:
      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.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-302) and index.
      3 8 22 28 29 48
    • ISBN:
      9780399165245 (pbk.)
      039916524X (pbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2014003665
    • Accession Number:
      neos.6667786