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A Mind For Numbers:How to Excel at Math and Science

  • 作者 Barbara Oakley 著
  • 出版社 Penguin Publishing Group
  • 出版时间 2014年7月
  • ISBN 9780399165245
  • 定价 131.70

内容简介

ThecompanionbooktoCOURSERA®'swildlypopularmassiveopenonlinecourse"LearningHowtoLearn"Whetheryouareastudentstrugglingtofulfillamathorsciencerequirement,oryouareembarkingonacareerchangethatrequiresanewskillset,AMindforNumbersoffersthetoolsyouneedtogetabettergraspofthatintimidatingmaterial.EngineeringprofessorBarbaraOakleyknowsfirsthandhowitfeelstostrugglewithmath.Sheflunkedherwaythroughhighschoolmathandsciencecourses,beforeenlistinginthearmyimmediatelyaftergraduation.Whenshesawhowherlackofmathematicalandtechnicalsavvyseverelylimitedheroptions—bothtoriseinthemilitaryandtoexploreothercareers—shereturnedtoschoolwithanewfounddeterminationtore-toolherbraintomastertheverysubjectsthathadgivenhersomuchtroublethroughoutherentirelife.InAMindforNumbers,Dr.Oakleyletsusinonthesecretstolearningeffectively—secretsthatevendedicatedandsuccessfulstudentswishthey’dknownearlier.Contrarytopopularbelief,mathrequirescreative,aswellasanalytical,thinking.Mostpeoplethinkthatthere’sonlyonewaytodoaproblem,wheninactuality,thereareoftenanumberofdifferentsolutions—youjustneedthecreativitytoseethem.Forexample,therearemorethanthreehundreddifferentknownproofsofthePythagoreanTheorem.Inshort,studyingaprobleminalaser-focusedwayuntilyoureachasolutionisnotaneffectivewaytolearn.Rather,itinvolvestakingthetimetostepawayfromaproblemandallowthemorerelaxedandcreativepartofthebraintotakeover.Thelearningstrategiesinthisbookapplynotonlytomathandscience,buttoanysubjectinwhichwestruggle.Weallhavewhatittakestoexcelinareasthatdon'tseemtocomenaturallytousatfirst,andlearningthemdoesnothavetobeaspainfulaswemightthink!

作者简介

BarbaraOakleyisaprofessorofengineeringatOaklandUniversityinRochester,Michigan.Shehasreceivedmanyawardsforherteaching,includingthecovetedNationalScienceFoundationNewCenturyScholarAward.,,

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