Managing the Mean Math Blues: Study Skills for Student Success

Paperback | June 29, 2009

byCheryl Ooten, Kathy Moore

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Is it possible for math-phobic students to learn math?  Yes!  Not only can they learn math, they can excel by learning the truly unique techniques in Managing the Mean Math Blues.  Written by an experienced math teacher and psychotherapist, this book helps students overcome their negative perceptions about math using positive psychology, brain-based learning, and study skills techniques.  Students turn failure into success as they practice these new skills on basic math content.  With clear psychological models for concentration and focus (called flow) into math, students learn how to match their skills with math challenges, set short-term goals and seek feedback in order to learn math successfully.

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Is it possible for math-phobic students to learn math?  Yes!  Not only can they learn math, they can excel by learning the truly unique techniques in Managing the Mean Math Blues.  Written by an experienced math teacher and psychotherapist, this book helps students overcome their negative perceptions about math using positive psycholog...

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Ooten Back Cover Copy   With over 50 combined years teaching basic math through calculus as well as consulting with math anxious students, Cheryl Ooten and Kathy Moore offer a wealth of creative ideas for all math students to overcome negative perceptions about math and develop the needed math study skills for success.   Managin...

Cheryl Ooten , Mathematics Professor Emeritus, Santa Ana College, has taught all levels of mathematics from basic math through calculus counseling math anxious students for over 30 years. A licensed psychotherapist, Cheryl is currently a Ph.D. student at Claremont Graduate University pursuing her continuing interest in student succ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.8 inPublished:June 29, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132295156

ISBN - 13:9780132295154

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

 

Chapter 1–Begin with Facts

    Student Success Stories

    Student Success Story: Alex Solano

Chapter 2–Flow with Math

    Student Success Story: Isabella Vescey

Chapter 3–Learn How You Learn

    Student Success Story: Enrique De Leon

Chapter 4–Time Yourself Successfully

    Student Success Story: Sarah Kershaw

Chapter 5–Bridge Gaps with Study Skills

    Student Success Story: The Tortoise and the Hares

Chapter 6–Use All Your Resources

    Student Success Story: Jazmin Hurtado

Chapter 7–Take Charge of Testing

    Student Success Story: Carlos Ordiano

Chapter 8–Make Strong Math Memories

    Student Success Story: Joel Sheldon

Chapter 9–Solve Problems Systematically

    Advice for Struggling Math Students

Chapter 10–Manage Math Anxiety

    Poem by Victoria Stephenson

Chapter 11–Neutralize Negative Math Thoughts & Behaviors   

Chapter 12–(Optional) Consider Algebra

 

Appendix

Problem Solving Index

Index