A Mind for Numbers

A MIND FOR NUMBERS: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra

by Barbara Oakley

It doesn’t matter if you think you’re bad at numbers, mathethematics and science, or already good at them and looking to get better. Our brains are already capable of handling complex mental calculations and problems.  To improve in Math and Science, we just need to learn how to learn. In this book, Barbara Oakley explains various learning concepts and practices to help you improve math, science, or virtually any topic or area in life. The insights are relevant for anyone who wish to learn better, faster and deeper.

In this summary, you’ll learn: 

How your brain works and how you learn. Find out about the 2 modes of thinking (focused and diffuse), 2 key memory systems (short-term and long-term), and how they affect learning.
• Various learning strategies, including distributed practice, deliberate practice, mixed practice, chunking, spaced retrieval, memory techniques, and how to apply them to Math/Science.
• Additional strategies and tips to overcome procrastination and prepare for tests/exams.

Who should read this:
• Students and learners from all ages who wish to improve their learning ability
• Teachers, educators, trainers, business leaders and people in people development roles

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