Winning at Math: Your Guide to Learning Mathematics Through Successful Study Skills

Dr. Paul Nolting

Winning at Math is the only math-specific study skills book to offer statistical evidence demonstrating an improvement in students’ ability to learn math and make better grades. Build better learners by integrating instruction and assigned activities focusing on proper study practices into the math curriculum early in your course.

Discover techniques to increase student success in current and subsequent courses, forging the path toward graduation and job placement.

Format: Workbook

Product ISBN
Workbook 978-0-940287-63-1

Table of Contents

  1. 1. How Learning Math is Different and Why It Pays Off
    1. Reshaping Your Attitude Toward Math
    2. Taking the Study Skills Evaluation
    3. How Learning Math Is Different
    4. The Differences Between High School and College Math
    5. Putting Math Into Perspective
    6. The Types of Math Classes You Should Take
    7. How Learning Math Pays Off
  2. 2. Assessing and Using Your Math Learning Strengths
    1. Ingredients for Success in Learning Math
    2. Developing a Math Profile Sheet
    3. Determining Your Best Learning Style
    4. Improving Your Math Knowledge
    5. Creating an Individual College Success Plan for Math
  3. 3. Managing Math Anxiety and PTSD, and How to Reduce Test Anxiety
    1. Math Anxiety, Test Anxiety and PTSD
    2. Understanding Math Anxiety
    3. Creating Your Math Autobiography
    4. Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    5. Coping with PTSD
    6. Understanding Test Anxiety
    7. How to Reduce Math Anxiety, Math Test Anxiety and PTSD Symptoms
  4. 4. How to Create a Positive Study Environment and Manage Your Time
    1. Setting Up an Effective Study Environment
    2. The Best Way to Study Subjects
    3. How to Use Math Labs, Learning Resource Centers and Emporium Centers
    4. Collaborative Classroom Learning and Study Group Etiquette
    5. How to Develop a Study Schedule
    6. How to Manage Working and Studying
  5. 5. Understanding and Improving the Memory Process
    1. Understanding the Stages of Memory
    2. Using Your Learning Style to Improve Memory
    3. Improving Memory for Visual and Auditory Learners
    4. Improving Memory for Tactile Concrete Learners
    5. Improving Memory for Social Learners
    6. General Memory Techniques
  6. 6. How to Improve Listening and Note-Taking Skills
    1. How to Become an Effective Listener
    2. How to Become an Effective Classroom Note-Taker
    3. The Seven Steps to Taking Notes in Math Class
    4. How to Rework Your Notes
    5. Advanced Color-Coded Note Taking System
    6. How to Take Notes for Online and Emporium Model Courses
  7. 7. How to Improve Your Reading and Homework Techniques
    1. Math Textbooks and Homework
    2. When to Read Your Textbook
    3. How to Read the Syllabus
    4. How Math Textbooks are Different
    5. 10 Steps to Better Understand What You Read
    6. How to Read an Online Textbook
    7. Math Homework Techniques
    8. 10 Steps to Doing Your Math Homework
    9. Do Not Fall Behind and Watch Out for Shortcuts
    10. How to Solve Word Problems
    11. Using Metacognitive Techniques
    12. Distance Learning, Emporium Model and Online Homework
    13. Communicating with Your Instructor and Classmates
    14. 10 Steps to Doing Your Online Math Homework
    15. Additional Learning Resources for In-Class and Distance Learning
    16. How to Recall What You Have Learned
    17. Working with a Study Buddy
  8. 8. How to Improve Your Math Test-Taking Skills
    1. Doing Your Homework and Attending Class May Not Be Enough to Pass
    2. Ten Steps to Better Classroom Math Test Taking
    3. How to Become a Better Computer-Based Test Taker
    4. The Six Types of Test-Taking Errors
    5. How to Prepare for a Final Exam
  9. 9. Taking Control of Your Motivation and Developing a Math Success Plan
    1. Understanding Your Learning Strengths
    2. How to Develop an Internal Locus of Control and Self-Efficacy
    3. How to Avoid Learned Helplessness and Procrastination
    4. How to Improve Your Self-Esteem
    5. How to Communicate with Your Professor
    6. Completing Your "My Math Success Plan"
  10. Appendix
    1. Appendix A: Scoring the Test Attitude Inventory
    2. Appendix B: Learning Modality Inventory for Math Students