Mathematics is an essential component for almost any educational or professional goal, yet to many students it is also an obstacle - and a source of deep seated frustration. In Studying Math: Pathways to Success, we help students bring their math anxiety under control by identifying its root causes, by revealing constructive ways to cope with frustration, and by explaining the best techniques for studying college math successfully. We examine tips for note-taking, homework, and exams, and demystify the college math curriculum so that students can better understand how studying math fits into their broader goals.
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About the Author
Dr. B. Sidney Smith attended Central Washington University, Cambridge University, and the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received his PhD in mathematics. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Radford University. Dr. Smith is committed to improving the college math curriculum for all students, especially those whom mathematics serves in the pursuit of other aims. His expositions on popular math and math education topics appear on the Platonic Realms website since 1997 and have received wide recognition.
Dr. Wendy Hageman Smith attended Central Washington University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she received her PhD in mathematics education. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Radford University. Dr. Hageman Smith has made the techniques of teaching math at the college level the primary focus of her research. 'Studying Math: Pathways To Success' is a direct product of her doctoral research into post-secondary mathematics pedagogy.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Math Anxiety Chapter 2: Math Myths Chapter 3: Coping with Math Anxiety Chapter 4: Strategies for Success Chapter 5: Your Future in Mathematics