A Mind For Numbers

A Mind For Numbers

How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) Barbara Oakley, PhD ... I flunked my way through high school math and science courses, and only started studying trigonometry—remedial trigonometry—when I was twentysix ...

Author: Barbara Oakley, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101621615

Category: Self-Help

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The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn" Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life. In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think.
Categories: Self-Help

Summary of Barbara Oakley s A Mind for Numbers by Milkyway Media

Summary of Barbara Oakley   s A Mind for Numbers by Milkyway Media

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (2014) by Barbara Oakley is a collection of learning strategies for students of all ages. Too many people falsely believe that they're naturally ...

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media


Category: Study Aids

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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (2014) by Barbara Oakley is a collection of learning strategies for students of all ages. Too many people falsely believe that they’re naturally deficient in math and science when the real problem is their approach, not their abilities... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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Applying Algebra to Everyday Life

Applying Algebra to Everyday Life

Lehrman, Robert L. Physics The Easy Way. ... Number: The History of Numbers and How They Shape Our Lives. New York: Fawcett, 1991. Oakley, Barbara. A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra).

Author: Erik Richardson

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502619655

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Much more than finding x, algebra forms the basis to describe any process that has variation. Everyday numbers like money and time are common variables. In this book, key concepts from algebra, such as lines, polynomials and the quadratic formula, are shown at work in surprising applications including industrial baking, robotics, and the natural world.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Divine Language

A Divine Language

Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press ... Oakley, Barbara A. A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra).

Author: Alec Wilkinson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781250168580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"There is almost no writer I admire as much as I do Alec Wilkinson. He’s an extraordinary reporter and a writer of such grace that his stories seem illuminated from within. His work has enduring brilliance and humanity.” —Susan Orlean, author of The Library Book A spirited, metaphysical exploration into math's deepest mysteries and conundrums at the crux of middle age. Decades after struggling to understand math as a boy, Alec Wilkinson decides to embark on a journey to learn it as a middle-aged man. What begins as a personal challenge—and it's challenging—soon transforms into something greater than a belabored effort to learn math. Despite his incompetence, Wilkinson encounters a universe of unexpected mysteries in his pursuit of mathematical knowledge and quickly becomes fascinated; soon, his exercise in personal growth (and torture) morphs into an intellectually expansive exploration. In A Divine Language, Wilkinson, a contributor to The New Yorker for over forty years, journeys into the heart of the divine aspect of mathematics—its mysteries, challenges, and revelations—since antiquity. As he submits himself to the lure of deep mathematics, he takes the reader through his investigations into the subject’s big questions—number theory and the creation of numbers, the debate over math’s human or otherworldly origins, problems and equations that remain unsolved after centuries, the conundrum of prime numbers. Writing with warm humor and sharp observation as he traverses practical math’s endless frustrations and rewards, Wilkinson provides an awe-inspiring account of an adventure from a land of strange sights. Part memoir, part metaphysical travel book, and part journey in self-improvement, A Divine Language is one man’s second attempt at understanding the numbers in front of him, and the world beyond.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Empowering Mathematics Learners Yearbook 2017 Association Of Mathematics Educators

Empowering Mathematics Learners  Yearbook 2017  Association Of Mathematics Educators

Emotions, learning, and the brain: Exploring the educational implications of affective neuroscience. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company. ... A mind for numbers: How to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra).

Author: Kaur Berinderjeet

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813224230

Category: Education

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This book contributes towards the literature in the field of mathematics education, specifically on aspects of empowering learners of mathematics. The book, comprising eighteen chapters, written by renowned researchers in mathematics education, provides readers with approaches and applicable classroom strategies to empower learners of mathematics. The chapters in the book can be classified into four sections. The four sections focus on how learners could be empowered in their learning, cognitive and affective processes, through mathematical content, purposefully designed mathematical tasks, whilst developing 21st century competencies. Contents: Empowering Mathematics Learners (Berinderjeet Kaur & Lee Ngan Hoe)Empowering Learning in an Algebra Class: The Case of Expansion and Factorisation (Chua Boon Liang)Facilitating Students' Mathematical Noticing (Tan Liang Soon & Hang Kim Hoo)Empowering Junior College Students through the Educational Use of Graphics Calculators (Barry Kissane)Understanding Future Teachers' Mathematical Knowing to Overcome Double Discontinuities (Hyungmi Cho & Oh Nam Kwon)Developing Student Voice in the Mathematics Classroom (Glenda Anthony & Roberta Hunter)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Effective Memory Strategies (Wong Khoon Yoong)Empower Primary School Pupils to Use Representations to Solve Process Problems (Yeo Kai Kow Joseph)Empowering Mathematics Learners with Metacognitive Strategies in Problem Solving (Loh Mei Yoke & Lee Ngan Hoe)Mathematical Problem Solving: An Approach to Empowering Students in the Mathematics Classroom (Toh Tin Lam)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Exploratory Tasks (Ariyadi Wijaya)Use of Open and Guided Investigative Tasks to Empower Mathematics Learners (Joseph B W Yeo)Using Representations to Develop Mathematical Thinking (Palanisamy K Veloo & Parmjit Singh)Empowering Teachers to Use Open-Ended Real-World Tasks in Primary Mathematics Classrooms (Ng Kit Ee Dawn)ACISK Framework — A Tool for Empowering Mathematics Learners to be Self-Directed (Wong Lai Fong & Berinderjeet Kaur)Empowering Students through Inquiry (Steve Thornton)Developing Self-Regulated Learners in the Primary Mathematics Classroom (Cheng Lu Pien & Teong Ying Xi Theodora)Empowering Students' Learning through Mathematical Modelling (Chun Ming Eric Chan, Rashidah Vapumarican, Kaiwen Vanessa Oh, Huanjia Tracey Liu & Yew Hwee Seah) Readership: Graduate students, researchers, practitioners and teachers in mathematics.
Categories: Education

Non diophantine Arithmetics In Mathematics Physics And Psychology

Non diophantine Arithmetics In Mathematics  Physics And Psychology

Nieder, A. (2005) Counting on neurons: the neurobiology of numerical competence, Nat. Rev. ... Oakley, B. (2014) A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), Tarcher Perigee, New York.

Author: Mark Burgin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811214325

Category: Mathematics

Page: 960

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For a long time, all thought there was only one geometry — Euclidean geometry. Nevertheless, in the 19th century, many non-Euclidean geometries were discovered. It took almost two millennia to do this. This was the major mathematical discovery and advancement of the 19th century, which changed understanding of mathematics and the work of mathematicians providing innovative insights and tools for mathematical research and applications of mathematics.A similar event happened in arithmetic in the 20th century. Even longer than with geometry, all thought there was only one conventional arithmetic of natural numbers — the Diophantine arithmetic, in which 2+2=4 and 1+1=2. It is natural to call the conventional arithmetic by the name Diophantine arithmetic due to the important contributions to arithmetic by Diophantus. Nevertheless, in the 20th century, many non-Diophantine arithmetics were discovered, in some of which 2+2=5 or 1+1=3. It took more than two millennia to do this. This discovery has even more implications than the discovery of new geometries because all people use arithmetic.This book provides a detailed exposition of the theory of non-Diophantine arithmetics and its various applications. Reading this book, the reader will see that on the one hand, non-Diophantine arithmetics continue the ancient tradition of operating with numbers while on the other hand, they introduce extremely original and innovative ideas.
Categories: Mathematics

The Deep Learning Revolution

The Deep Learning Revolution

The audience for MOOCs has greatly expanded—in 2015, the number of “MOOCers” doubled, from an estimated 17 million ... and that she was writing a book, A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra).

Author: Terrence J. Sejnowski

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262346832

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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How deep learning—from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants—is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy. The deep learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deep learning networks can play poker better than professional poker players and defeat a world champion at Go. In this book, Terry Sejnowski explains how deep learning went from being an arcane academic field to a disruptive technology in the information economy. Sejnowski played an important role in the founding of deep learning, as one of a small group of researchers in the 1980s who challenged the prevailing logic-and-symbol based version of AI. The new version of AI Sejnowski and others developed, which became deep learning, is fueled instead by data. Deep networks learn from data in the same way that babies experience the world, starting with fresh eyes and gradually acquiring the skills needed to navigate novel environments. Learning algorithms extract information from raw data; information can be used to create knowledge; knowledge underlies understanding; understanding leads to wisdom. Someday a driverless car will know the road better than you do and drive with more skill; a deep learning network will diagnose your illness; a personal cognitive assistant will augment your puny human brain. It took nature many millions of years to evolve human intelligence; AI is on a trajectory measured in decades. Sejnowski prepares us for a deep learning future.
Categories: Computers

Trilogy Of Numbers And Arithmetic Book 1 History Of Numbers And Arithmetic An Information Perspective

Trilogy Of Numbers And Arithmetic   Book 1  History Of Numbers And Arithmetic  An Information Perspective

Nú ̃nez, R. (2017) Number — Biological enculturation beyond natural selection [A response to A. Nieder], Trends Cognitive Sci., ... Oakley, B. A. (2014) A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), ...

Author: Mark Burgin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811236853

Category: Mathematics

Page: 370

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The book is the first in the trilogy which will bring you to the fascinating world of numbers and operations with them. Numbers provide information about myriads of things. Together with operations, numbers constitute arithmetic forming in basic intellectual instruments of theoretical and practical activity of people and offering powerful tools for representation, acquisition, transmission, processing, storage, and management of information about the world.The history of numbers and arithmetic is the topic of a variety of books and at the same time, it is extensively presented in many books on the history of mathematics. However, all of them, at best, bring the reader to the end of the 19th century without including the developments in these areas in the 20th century and later. Besides, such books consider and describe only the most popular classes of numbers, such as whole numbers or real numbers. At the same time, a diversity of new classes of numbers and arithmetic were introduced in the 20th century.This book looks into the chronicle of numbers and arithmetic from ancient times all the way to 21st century. It also includes the developments in these areas in the 20th century and later. A unique aspect of this book is its information orientation of the exposition of the history of numbers and arithmetic.
Categories: Mathematics

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

The Well Trained Mind  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  Fourth Edition

Then try tackling a few of these (as you read, you'll discover more titles): Benjamin, Arthur. The Magic of Math: Solving ... A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra). New York: Tarcher, 2014.

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393253634

Category: Education

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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
Categories: Education

Home Learning Year by Year Revised and Updated

Home Learning Year by Year  Revised and Updated

A Mind for Numbers Barbara Oakley. Tarcher/Perigee, 2014. Subtitled How to Excel at Math and Science Even if You Flunked Algebra, this book emphasizes that there are multitudinous learning strategies for solving math problems.

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780525576976

Category: Education

Page: 576

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A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.
Categories: Education