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# Banishing Math Anxiety

**Author(s):** * Shiela Tobias, Victor Piercey *

** Edition: ** 1

** Copyright: ** 2012

** Pages: ** 110

**New Second Edition Coming Soon!**

**All students can do mathâ€¦Banishing Math Anxiety eases the reader into college mathematics.**

Designed for students who may have given up on learning math, ** Banishing Math Anxiety** provides a fresh start to learning by reviewing concepts/skills the reader may have already learned to experience some success. Your students can conquer a feeling of helplessness when facing a math course with the many practical strategies suggested by this encouraging book.

**Building Confidence!**

Written in concise easily understood chapters and designed to be used in conjunction with your existing textbook, ** Banishing Math Anxiety**:

**Is Valuable!**The affordable**eBook**publication encourages active learning by asking questions in addition to being issue oriented: using resources, deciphering notation, and mathematics appreciation.**Is Easy to Adopt!**Instructors are provided with instructional support to easily append their course material with this inexpensive and proven resource.**Is Flexible!**The eBook supplements any existing textbooks in Developmental Math, College Algebra, Statistics, or Quantitative Reasoning courses.**Reinforces Math in the Real World!**The eBook presents real world applications of math such as feeding a family in a food desert, managing debt, , math applications on the job, taxes, and more.**Encourages creative exploration**instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.

About the Authors

Acknowledgments

How to Use This Book

**Chapter One: Math Anxiety**

Where Does Math Anxiety Come From?

How Does Math Anxiety Stop You from Succeeding?

How Do You Keep Working?

**Chapter Two: Deciphering the Code**

Variables

Understanding Notation

Using the Code

**Chapter Three: The Art of Noticing**

What Do You Notice? What Do You Wonder?

Reading Graphs

Math as Power and Math as Beauty

**Chapter Four: Problem-Solving Strategies**

Strategies

A Typical Problem: When Does Solar Power Pay for Itself?

The Fine Art of Problem Solving

**Chapter Five: Problem-Solving Techniques**

Divided-Page Problem Solving

Problem Solving for Online Homework

Problem Solving on Tests

**Chapter Six: You Have More Resources Than You Know!**

Online Textbook Resources

Online Tools: Wikipedia, WolframAlpha, and Khan Academy

Online Tools Used by Professionals

Khan Academy

Human Resources

Your Instructor

Your Classmates

Tutors

Developing Yourself as a Resource

**Chapter Seven: Studying for Exams**

How Your Teachers See an Exam

Using Your Textbook to Prepare for Exams

Studying in a Group

Who Should I Study with?

Ground Rules: How Do We Work Together without an Instructor Supervising Our Work?

John, Joan, Susan, Marco: An Example Study Group

Memory and Test-Taking Tips

**Chapter Eight: Algebra Empowered: Functions**

Functions

The Rule of Four

A Verbal Description

A Numerical Description

An Algebraic Description

A Graphical Description

Using the Rule of Four for Functions

Algebra Empowered, You Empowered

**Chapter Nine: Algebra Empowered: Graphs**

Graphing Functions

Comparing Situations

Algebra Empowered

**Chapter Ten: Tools of the Trade**

Calculator Anxiety

Playing with Your Graphing Calculator

Exploration 1: What Causes Some Lines to Be Steeper Than Others?

Exploration 2: What Happens If You Try to Divide 1 by 0?

Excel

Beyond Graphing Calculators and Spreadsheets

Mastering the Tools of the Trade

**Chapter Eleven: From School Mathematics to the Workplace**

Using Mathematics on the Job

Depreciation

Managing Debt

Understanding the Income Tax System

Conclusion

**Epilogue**

**Shiela Tobias**

Sheila Tobias has made an art and a science of being an outsider to science and mathematics, where hers is a household name for the books, *Overcoming Math Anxiety, They're not Dumb, They're Different, Breaking the Science Barrier*, and *Rethinking Science as a Career*

Tobias is equally well known in academic and popular circles as a feminist and for her books, *Women, Militarism and War* (with Jean Elshtain) and *Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement*.

Supported by the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, her work has made her a sought-after consultant on college and university curricula, general education, post-baccalaureate alternatives, professional master's in science and mathematics, and women's studies. Tobias is a popular speaker on all these topics and is available for formal addresses as well.

Educated in history and literature at Harvard/Radcliffe, Tobias earned a master's in history and an M.Phil at Columbia University and eight honorary doctorates, the most recent from Michigan State University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Learn more at http://www.sheilatobiasbooks.us

**Victor Piercey**

#### Related ISBN's: 9781465211835, 9781465207357, 9781524984595

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