Math Study Skills Workbook

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Cengage Learning, Nov 1, 2006 - Mathematics - 135 pages
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This best-selling workbook, helps traditionally unsuccessful students learn to effectively study mathematics. Typically used for a Math Study Skills course, Freshman Seminar, or as a supplement to class lectures, the Nolting workbook helps students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and personal learning styles in math. Nolting offers proven study tips, test-taking strategies, a homework system, and recommendations for reducing anxiety and improving grades.

  • New features to the Third Edition include the Learning Modality Inventory and Dan's Take. Since students become more motivated when they understand how math directly relates to their lives, a new appendix chart shows how mathematical success can impact their career opportunities and earning potential. Material has also been streamlined and updated to make it more relevant to today's students.
  • New! Learning Modality Inventory helps students determine their own learning style. With this knowledge, students can identify and implement study habits that are best suited to them.
  • New! Dan's Take appears in every chapter and presents a student's perspective of different challenges that are encountered in the classroom. These segments are designed to inspire students and decrease their anxiety about math.
  • New! Coverage of cooperative learning has been added to assist instructors who favor group work.
  • New! Another exciting new student support resource, Becoming an Online Learner, offers essential guidance for using technology to study and learn. Likewise, Overcoming Technophobia, a boxed feature from the best-selling Houghton Mifflin series Becoming a Master Student, offers helpful suggestions to students intimidated by technology.
  • Updated! The chapter opening sections have been redesigned to include captivating photographs and more clearly defined objectives, which help students navigate each chapter more smoothly.

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Paul Nolting is a national expert in assessing math learning problems-from study skills to learning disabilities-and developing effective learning strategies and testing accommodations. He has conducted national training grant workshops on math learning for the Association on Higher Education and Disabilities and conducted two PBS workshops on math study skills and learning styles. Dr. Nolting has conducted numerous national conference workshops on math learning for the National Developmental Education Association, the National Council of Educational Opportunity Association, and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Dr. Nolting holds a Ph.D. in Education in Curriculum Instruction from the University of South Florida. His doctoral dissertation was "The Effects of Counseling and Study Skills Training on Mathematics Academic Achievement." A key speaker at numerous regional and national education conferences and conventions, Dr. Nolting has been widely acclaimed for his ability to communicate with faculty and students on the subject of improving math learning.

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