A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

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Analogies and metaphors can help you use an existing neural structure as a scaffold to help you build a new and more complex neural structure. Developing the Mind’s Eye Through Equation Poems Some nonsense started getting popular around the turn of the 21st century that knowing facts is inconsequential so long as you know where to find them.

A Mind for Numbers explains the process of learning in a fascinating and utterly memorable way. This book is a classic, not only for learners of all ages, but for teachers of all kinds.” The problems of procrastination and how to deal with it. There were four chapters dedicated for it. (And it was here I found myself, a little, dragging the book). I feel like that aesthetic needs to be fought at all costs. I feel like that mentality is destroying education (and America for that matter). Education is hard work. There is no getting around that. And, as several other reviewers have pointed out, by only highlighting the successes, the author is being very unscientific (she is sampling on the dependent variable, as they say).Use recall. Don’t just review what you want to remember. Actively pull your insights out of your own brain. This, of course, is a key practice in my Unstoppable You. Oakley offers many reinforcements of this important way to support learning As someone who did well in math and science in school, this book reminded me of many successful study habits, some cultivated on purpose and some by accident during my preprofessional academic career. The book also has some great ideas that run counter to the conventional wisdom (in this case, foolishness) of our day. I'll list these separately: Il metodo di studio e le tecniche di apprendimento proposti nel libro, francamente, paiono applicabili un po' a tutto, non solo ai 'numeri'. Questo è un bene da una parte, ovviamente, ma dall'altra il titolo non mi pare proprio azzeccato.

When we grasp a chunk, it takes on new life in our own minds. We form ideas that enhance and enlighten the neural patterns we already possess, allowing us to more readily see and develop other related patterns. Once we have created a chunk as a neural pattern, we can more easily pass that chunked pattern to others.A Mind for Numbers, by Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., explains how to excel in math and science, even if you flunked algebra. It offers the tools you require to get a better grasp of the intimidating but inescapable fields. The diffuse mode helps us gain new insights on problems we’ve been struggling with and to see the “big picture”. When we’re trying to understand a new concept or solve a new problem, we don’t have existing neural patterns to help guide our thoughts. If we relax and let our minds wander, we allow different areas of the brain to form new connections. For example, the best language programs, such as those at the Defense Language Institute (where Oakley learnt Russian), combine focused mode (structured practice with plenty of repetition and rote) and diffuse mode (free speech with native speakers). It turns out Re-reading a text isn't useful when trying to memorise information. Something that I thought was affective, but isn't. Reading passively is a bad way to learn. It gives you the illusion of competence, without you taking much information in.

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