Mastering Mathematics: How to Be a Great Math Student / Edition 3

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Overview

Providing solid tips for every stage of study, Mastering Mathematics stresses the importance of a positive attitude and gives students the tools to succeed in their math course. This practical guide will help students: avoid mental blocks during math exams, identify and improve areas of weakness, get the most out of class time, study more effectively, overcome a perceived "low math ability," be successful on math tests, get back on track when feeling "lost," and much more!

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"The sentences are clear, short, and concise. The text gives excellent advice and does it in a manner that uplifts a student's desire to use these methods. It does not talk down to the student. I have had many students comment on how well they like the text and how it has improved their study habits. . . . The major strength of the text is that it gives sound advice on how to overcome all of the problems students have when taking a math class."

"The goal of my 25-year teaching career has been to give students the self-confidence and the concrete skills to succeed in math classes. They need to be taught how to learn math as well as to learn the content of math. I will definitely use Mastering Mathematics again."

"I feel the majority of the students we see in developmental courses just don't know how to succeed in math and many feel that they never will. A book like this can be the help students need to turn their failure around."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534349479
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/20/1999
  • Series: Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor / Introduction to the Student / How to Evaluate How Well You Study in Math Courses PART I: MAKE A FRESH START 1. How to Have the Right Attitude in Math Courses PART II: MAKE SUCCESSFUL COURSE PREPARATION YOUR CONSISTENT ROUTINE 2. How to Begin Before Your Math Course Starts 3. How to Master the Course Using Four Major Steps 4. How to Use Class Time Effectively 5. How to Use Your Time Between Classes—Notes and Textbook 6. How to Use Your Time Between Classes—Homework and Beyond PART III: MAKE PREPARING FOR TESTS A SURE THING 7. How to Aim for Perfection in Your Test Preparation 8. How to Make a List of Topics That Might Be Covered on the Test 9. How to Master Each Topic 10. How to Be a Perfectionist When Preparing for a Test 11. How to Take a Math Test PART IV: MAKE USE OF THESE ADDITIONAL STUDY TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADE 12. How to Cope with a "Difficult" Teacher 13. How to Go the Extra Mile In Your Course Preparation Conclusion / Appendix A: Study Habits Improvement Check /Appendix B: Recommended Books for Students

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