The Book for Math Empowerment: Rethinking the Subject of Mathematics deals with the psychology of learning math. It approaches the issue of math anxiety through an affimative process. It engages the reader by dealing with the issue of his/her belief system. The reader is encouraged to take a realistic look at false paradigms and to understand how these have encumbered him/her in the learning of mathematics. Study skills are enumerated in depth, along with case studies of students who lost their way. Additionally, the reader is given a personal look into why musicians often make better math students; how baggage can be created inadvertently by teachers in a classroom, and parents, in the home. This is a frank and honest look as to why mathematics has been given a false mystique in American culture and what can be done about it.
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The Book for Math Empowerment is a powerful and insightful book that takes an unusual look at how to learn a difficult subject. The approach goes beyond dealing positively with math anxiety, and into how to better prepare students to succeed from the vantage points of the parent and teacher. In addition, throughout the book, the reader is encouraged, motivated, and inspired to become a more successful human being. The use of affirmations early in the book is truly unique and unlike any other book of this type on the market today. Spiritual overtones, throughout the book, add to its power and strength. The author takes risks. But, the outcome is phenomenal. That Sandra Manigault is much more than a math teacher adds to the book's quality and dimension. She is an artist, musician, and avid writer, with interests in metaphysics and healing. The talents and mutifaceted interests of this unusual woman have come together to create a beautiful and therapeutic reading experience. The Book for Math Empowerment has been written to embrace a cross-section of audiences: college students, high school students, parents, teachers, adults returning to school after many years, and the "math-scared, math-scarred" in general.From the Author:
When I wrote The Book for Math Empowerment I had no idea how widely used it would become. Many women have approached me saying, "I wish that something like this had been around when I was growing up!" To me, that is a good sign, because it means thay they will use it to help their children avoid the problems that they had growing up with mathematics. Understanding how much students are forced to learn in grades 1 - 12 in schools today; how many community college students have multiple agendas; how many students are learning English at the same time that they are taking college courses, I see that many students need much more support than did students a generation ago. This book was written to bring mathematics within the reach of the average person, and to make the process of learning more enjoyable. It was designed to empower students and encourage them not to give up when the going gets tough!
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Book Description Godosan Publications, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0965854108
Book Description Godosan Publications, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110965854108
Book Description Godosan Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0965854108 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1488589