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)

Post by Motova » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:59 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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

Post by Dan74 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 pm

Could you give some more details please? I'm a maths teacher and I'm wondering whether it has something I can incorporate in the lessons.

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

Post by Motova » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:32 pm

Dan74 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Could you give some more details please? I'm a maths teacher and I'm wondering whether it has something I can incorporate in the lessons.
Improving study habits, mnemonics, test stress reduction, how to approach tests, how to approach teachers, how to approach study groups, eliminating procrastinating, increasing spatial visualization and seeing through mind's eye, how to approach difficult math problems, toggling between modes of thinking, increasing focus, spaced repetition, focusing on recall and retrieval over rereading, knowing when you might be over estimating your comprehension, how to relax, etc etc there is a lot of stuff.... :smile:
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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

Post by Motova » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:35 pm

Motova wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Could you give some more details please? I'm a maths teacher and I'm wondering whether it has something I can incorporate in the lessons.
Improving study habits, mnemonics, test stress reduction, how to approach tests, how to approach teachers, how to approach study groups, eliminating procrastinating, increasing spatial visualization and seeing through mind's eye, how to approach difficult math problems, toggling between modes of thinking, increasing focus, spaced repetition, focusing on recall and retrieval over rereading, knowing when you might be over estimating your comprehension, how to relax, etc etc there is a lot of stuff.... :smile:
It is a fun and motivation read as well. It's a less than a day read, I read 240 pages yesterday and finished it off after I finished the third third of Fluent in 3 Months.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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

Post by Motova » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:38 pm

Dan74 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Could you give some more details please? I'm a maths teacher and I'm wondering whether it has something I can incorporate in the lessons.
I would also read Make It Stick and Your Memory, your students would worship you. :bow:
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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

Post by Ayu » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:42 pm

Motova wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Could you give some more details please? I'm a maths teacher and I'm wondering whether it has something I can incorporate in the lessons.
Improving study habits, mnemonics, test stress reduction, how to approach tests, how to approach teachers, how to approach study groups, eliminating procrastinating, increasing spatial visualization and seeing through mind's eye, how to approach difficult math problems, toggling between modes of thinking, increasing focus, spaced repetition, focusing on recall and retrieval over rereading, knowing when you might be over estimating your comprehension, how to relax, etc etc there is a lot of stuff.... :smile:
Thank you! I'll have a look at it.
Maths brings me to tears every now and then, because I can't remember what I have learned two weeks ago. There must be a big hindrance in my mind.
Right now my remedy is to breathe deeply always, try to be confidently and work hours and hours on it.
I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. -

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

Post by Motova » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:57 pm

Ayu wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Motova wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 pm
Could you give some more details please? I'm a maths teacher and I'm wondering whether it has something I can incorporate in the lessons.
Improving study habits, mnemonics, test stress reduction, how to approach tests, how to approach teachers, how to approach study groups, eliminating procrastinating, increasing spatial visualization and seeing through mind's eye, how to approach difficult math problems, toggling between modes of thinking, increasing focus, spaced repetition, focusing on recall and retrieval over rereading, knowing when you might be over estimating your comprehension, how to relax, etc etc there is a lot of stuff.... :smile:
Thank you! I'll have a look at it.
Maths brings me to tears every now and then, because I can't remember what I have learned two weeks ago. There must be a big hindrance in my mind.
Right now my remedy is to breathe deeply always, try to be confidently and work hours and hours on it.
Good luck, and try to have fun. :smile:
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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