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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
 

At a time when two-thirds of American high school students are not proficient in math, this book comes to the rescue of math-phobes of all ages. Whether you are a college student struggling to fulfill a math requirement or a professional in a field requiring high-level analytic s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780399165245
Barcode 9780399165245
Published 24 September 2014 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Oakley, Barbara
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ISBN-13 9780399165245
ISBN-10 039916524X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Tarcher/Putnam,US
Publication Date 24 September 2014
International Publication Date 31 July 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Oakley, Barbara
Category Mathematics
Algebra
Science: General Issues
Philosophy Of Science
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Educational psychology, Math anxiety, Mathematics - Study and teaching - Psychological aspects
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 501.9
Catalogue Code 509038

Description of this Book

At a time when two-thirds of American high school students are not proficient in math, this book comes to the rescue of math-phobes of all ages. Whether you are a college student struggling to fulfill a math requirement or a professional in a field requiring high-level analytic skills, A Mind for Numbers is geared toward anyone who has ever been intimidated by math. Barbara Oakley, a successful engineering professor who once flunked her way through high school math and science classes, understands this audience well. Offering insights in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Dr. Oakley teaches us how to fully utilize the right side of the brain (for creative, big-picture thinking), as well as the analytical left side (for problem solving). She addresses common stumbling blocks to approaching math and science, and shows us how to use our personal learning style to its fullest advantage.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Evil Genes A fascinating scientific and personal exploration of the roots of evil, filled with human insight and telling detail. --Steven Pinker, author The Better Angels of Our Nature and How the Mind Works Praise for Cold-Blooded Kindness Riveting and disturbing.... Barbara Oakley is to be commended upon looking so hard, and so closely, at the motives, in some, that underlie acts of 'kindness' and 'altruism'--suggesting that things are not always as they appear, and the phrase 'killed with kindness' springs from the absolute bedrock of folk wisdom. --Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award winner Praise for Pathological Altruism What a wonderful book! This is one of the few books in evolutionary biology I've read in the past ten years that taught me something completely new. --Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Pellegrino University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University This unique volume manages the impressive feat of pulling together the best research from psychology, genetics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and law on well-meaning but ultimately harmful forms of self-sacrifice. It will forever change the way you look at altruism. --Sharon Begley, Science Editor, Newsweek , and author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain

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Author's Bio

Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She has received many awards for her teaching, including the coveted National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award.

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