9780072885842

Math for the Anxious : Building Basic Skills

Proga, Rosanne

ISBN 10: 007288584X / 0-07-288584-X
ISBN 13: 9780072885842
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
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Math for the Anxious: Building Basic Skills is written to provide a practical approach to the problem of math anxiety. By combining strategies for success with a pain-free introduction to basic math content, students will overcome their anxiety and find greater success in their math courses. The first two chapters not only explain the sources of math anxiety, they more importantly outline pragmatic steps students can take to reduce it. In each of the following eight chapters, strategies are implemented for learning a particular topic such as fractions that may have frustrated students in the past but can now be digested and mastered through hints, patient explanations, and revelations of how students already encounter the topic on an everyday basis. The final chapter brings all the strategies together and prepares students to encounter future math topics with newfound confidence and finely tuned techniques at their disposal.

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Book Description: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1 The Misery of Math Anxiety Math Memories Math Anxiety: What Causes it? To Succeed in Math. Why Learn Math? How We Learn Math Problem Solving Math Anxiety: Why Must It Be Addressed? Strategies for Success Exercises 2 Strategies for Conquering Math Anxiety Math Memories Choosing the Righ Math Course Getting the Most Out of a Math Class Your Attitued Toward Mathematics Strategies for Effective Studying Estimation How to "Read" a Math Book Using Additional Resources Test Preparation Test-Taking Strategies How to Measure Results Strategies for Success Exercises 3 Becoming Nimble with Numbers Math Memories Common Problems Hints for Studying Numbers Symbols Used in Mathematics Addition of Whole Numbers Addition in Daily Life: Total Mileage Subtraction of Whole Numbers Subtraction in Daily Life: Population Expansion Subtraction in Daily Life: Bank Deposit Multiplication of Whole Numbers Multiplication in Daily Life: Buying Stock Division of Whole Numbers Division in Daily Life: Rows in a Lecture Hall Division in Daily Life: Lottery Prize Word Problems Word Problems in Daily Life: Sales Profits Strategies for Success Exercises 4 Fighting Fear of Fractions Math Memories Common Problems Hints for Studying Fractions What Is A Fraction? Properties of Fractions Types of Fractions Converting Between Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Equivalent Fractions Reducing to Lowest Terms Lowest Common Denominator Addition and Subtraction of Fractions Multiplication of Fractions Division of Fractions Fractions in Daily Life: Moving Furniture Fractions in Daily Life: Measuring Fabric Strategies for Success Exercises 5 Daring to Do Decimals Math Memories Common Problems Hints for Studying Decimals Naming Decimals Estimation Addition and Subtraction of Decimals Multiplication of Decimals Decimals in Daily Life: Calculating Cost Division of Decimals Decimals in Daily Life: Calculating Mileage Strategies for Success Exercises 6 Gaining Proficiency with Percents Math Memories Common Problems Hints for Studying Percents Converting Percents to Fractions Converting Percents to Decimals Converting Decimals to Percents Converting Fractions to Percents Percents in Daily Life: Discounts Percents in Daily Life: Interest Percents in Daily Life: Tipping Percents in Daily Life: Taxes Strategies for Success Exercises 7 Getting the Most out of Graphs Math Memories Commong Problems Hints for Studying Graphs Bar Graphs in Daily Life Pictographs in Daily Life Line Graphs in Daily Life Pie Charts in Daily Life Strategies for Success Exercises 8 Succeeding with Signed Numbers Math Memories Common Problems Hints for Studying Signed Numbers Addition of Signed Numbers Subtraction of Signed Numbers Multiplication of Signed Numbers Division of Signed Numbers Signed Numbers in Daily Life: Bank Account Balance Signed Numbers in Daily Life: Elevation Strategies for Success Exercises 9 Mastering Measurement Math Memories Common Problems Hints for Studying Measurement Units of Time Units of Length Units of Weight Units of Volume The Metric System Estimating Conversions Between English and Metric Units Measurement in Daily Life: Unit Price Strategies for Success Exercises 10 Grasping Geometry Math Memories Commong Problems Hints for Studying Geometry Perimeter Geometry in Daily Life: Perimeter Area Geometry in Daily Life: Area Circles Geometry in Daily Life: Circles Volume Geometry in Daily Life: Volume Strategies for Success Exercises 11 Mov. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_007288584X

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