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**All students can do math…Banishing Math Anxiety eases the reader into college mathematics.**

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**About the AuthorsAcknowledgmentsHow 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

**QuestionsEpilogue**

**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**

Victor Piercey joined Sheila Tobias in preparing* Banishing Math Anxiety* as her sometime partner in math-anxiety workshops. With a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Arizona, Victor brings a wide range of experience in teaching math for elementary to college. His teaching extends to developmental college courses and quantitative reasoning, where he works hard to help those students who struggle with math anxiety, He is an associate professor of mathematics and director of general education at Ferris State University and lives with his wife, a vocal performer, in Big Rapids, Michigan.

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