This book is designed so that reluctant and anxious math students learn current and relevant cognitive therapy and math study skill techniques. A broad variety of strategies (journaling, self-assessment, goal setting, math exercises, questionnaires, webbing, etc.) are designed to actively assist the leaner in pushing past their individual barriers to master math. , Chapter topics include neutralizing negative math thoughts, intervention strategies for negative thoughts, how to use your smarts in math, learning modes, using mathematics without calling it ?math,? choosing classrooms and teachers, how to retrieve the math stored in your mind, creative problem solving, and tackling test tremors. For anyone who needs and wants to succeed in math.
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Written by an experienced math teacher and psychotherapist, Managing the Mean Math Blues is designed to help fearful and reluctant students overcome their negative perceptions about math.
With a truly unique approach, Cheryl Ooten combines a wealth of class-tested learning strategies with an effective illustration program to help students achieve a new level of confidence in their math abilities in the classroom and beyond.
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My fondest wish is that this book will assist you to succeed with math. Feel free to read it in any order that works for you. This is a book for you to control. The techniques and exercises are here to help you, not to overwhelm or discourage you. If you feel overwhelmed or discouraged, back off and return later. But do return. The rewards are many and great.
I have included information I have found useful to math students during 30 years of teaching, so pick and choose. Refer to this book when you need a new and different strategy.
Dawn Bigelow, a superb third-grade teacher I taught beside, told me that when she went to a conference she wanted to return with three new ideas. More than three and she would be too overwhelmed to try them. Fewer than three and she had wasted her time going to the conference.
Three was the magic number. When Dawn returned to her third-graders with three new ideas, she could easily incorporate them into the classroom system she already had in progress.
You have a system in progress for learning. You only need three new ideas each time you come to this book. More than that and you will be overwhelmed. Fewer than that and you will be wasting your time. Modify your learning system slowly and surely. Incorporate winning ideas and strategies that fit who you are and what you want to accomplish.
Skim over the Contents. Mark the topics that look the most promising. Chapter 2, along with the list below, can direct you according to your needs.
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This book is not designed as a math textbook but rather to accompany a math textbook or to prepare you for a math textbook. The math exercises here are just for you to wet your feet. Because I know that every math student brings different experiences and needs, I had difficulty deciding which math topics to include. I chose fractions because they are universally avoided and disliked. The potential exists for you to feel terrific soon if you face them. Be patient with yourself as you wade into new territory. Being curious and willing to experiment can help you to swim sooner than you ever thought possible. Use a life preserver when you need it and never swim alone.
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