Fear of Math: How to Get Over It and Get on With Your Life! / Edition 1

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Claudia Zaslavsky has helped thousands of men and women understand why math made them miserable. Let her introduce you to real people who, like you, fled from anything to do with math. All of them - White, African American, Asian American, Latino, artist, homemaker, manager, teacher, teenager, or grandparent - came to see that their math troubles were not their fault. Social stereotypes, poor schools, and well-meaning parents had convinced them that they couldn't, or shouldn't, do math. Their voices in this book testify to the boost in self-esteem - and income - they enjoyed once they got the tools and motivation they needed to overcome their fear of math. You can join their number! Claudia Zaslavsky shows you how the school math you dreaded is a far cry from the math you really need in life (and probably know better than you ever suspected)! She gives a host of reassuring methods, drawn from many cultures, for tackling real-world math problems. She explodes the myth that women and minorities are not good at math. With Claudia Zaslavsky's help, you can see why math matters and how to get over the math barrier that has been holding you back from your goals in life.
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Zaslavsky, author of Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture (1979) and other books and articles on math teaching and phobia, believes that the stereotype of (white) male superiority in mathematics has been used sometimes unthinkingly and sometimes deliberately to disqualify women and minorities from good educational opportunities and jobs. Much of her book is based on excerpts from ``math autobiographies'' in which people describe their good and bad experiences as math students. These stories illustrate how the fear of math is imposed by the attitudes of teachers and society and how overcoming fear can open up new opportunities. Zaslavsky describes some nonthreatening methods of math instruction, and she also includes a list of resources for parents and students. Her work, however, is not so much a self-help book as a discussion about the social effects of math ability stereotypes and inadequate education. If readers see themselves as victims of math discrimination rather than as bad students, they may be encouraged to give math another try. For general collections.-Amy Brunvand, Fort Lewis Coll. Lib., Durango, Col.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813520995
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Who's Afraid of Math? 5
Ch. 2 Who Needs Math? Everybody! 26
Ch. 3 Myths of Innate Inferiority 47
Ch. 4 "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste!" Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class 69
Ch. 5 Our Schools Are Found Wanting 100
Ch. 6 School Math Is Not Necessarily Real Math 132
Ch. 7 Everybody Can Do Math: Solving the Problem 163
Ch. 8 Families, the First Teachers 193
Ch. 9 Mathematics of the People, by the People, for the People 216
Intervention Programs 225
Organizations and Government Agencies 227
Distributors of Mathematics Books and Materials 230
Select Bibliography 230
Notes 237
Index 257
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