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

byBarbara Oakley
Rating 8 /10 Readability
Read Time 9 hrs Readible On
Published: 2014Read: January 31, 2015Pages: 316
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by Juvoni Beckford@juvoni

An engaging read on how to learn complex topics. Dr. Oakley's used to struggle in math and science and say how her lack of math and technical skills limited her options to rise in the military when she made a career change, as well as exploring other careers. Dr. Oakley goes into the psychology behind focusing and breaking down a problem and showed how it helped her excel in Math and Science.

Motivations to Read

A Mind for Numbers was one of the recommended books in the Learning How to Learn course on coursera. The art of learning is a major passion of mine, and I wanted to learn from Dr. Oakley's insights in the area.

3 Reasons to Read

  • You want to improve your ability to learn math and science
  • Learn how your focus affects your problem-solving
  • Improve your study habits
Notes for this book are still being transcribed.
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posted March 12, 2016

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