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 textbook to offer statistical evidence demonstrating an improvement in students' abilities to learn math. The new edition of this interactive worktext now includes more activities and assignments that focus on non-cognitive skill development for math learners.

Discover techniques to increase student success to easily integrate into the first few weeks of developmental or corequisite courses.

An updated FREE Math Study Skills Evaluation is included to assess students' skills, locate specific learning problems, and suggest areas for improvement.

7th Edition Highlights:

  • FREE student self-diagnostic assessment

  • New assignments for every section

  • Modernized math-specific study skills

  • Streamlined topics into 6 chapters

  • Interactive workbook format

  • Structured curriculum to develop soft skills

Format: Worktext, eBook

Product ISBN
Worktext 978-0-940287-73-0
eBook Available for purchase through VitalSource.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. How Learning Math is Different and How to Take Control of Your Learning
    1. Reshaping Your Attitude Toward Math, and How Math Pays Off
    2. Taking the Math Study Skills Evaluation
    3. How Learning Math Is Different
    4. Putting Math Into Perspective
    5. How to Take Control Over Your College Math Experience
    6. Mindfulness and Success
    7. How to Improve Your Math Self-Efficacy
    8. How to Communicate with Your Professor

  2. 2. 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 a Math Class
    4. Note-Taking with Technology
    5. How to Rework Your Notes
    6. How to Take Notes for Online and Computer-Based Instruction

  3. 3. How to Improve Study Environment, Time-Management, and Reading
    1. Setting Up an Effective Study Environment
    2. The Best Way to Study Subjects
    3. How to Develop a Study Schedule
    4. Math Textbooks and Homework
    5. When to Read Your Textbook
    6. Ten Steps to Better Understanding What You Read
    7. How to Read an Online Textbook

  4. 4. How to Improve Your Homework Techniques
    1. Math Homework Techniques
    2. Ten Steps to Doing Your Math Homework
    3. Do Not Fall Behind and Watch Out for Shortcuts!
    4. Using Metacognitive Techniques
    5. Distance Learning, Computer-Based Learning, and Online Homework
    6. Ten Steps for Doing Your Online Math Homework
    7. How to Use Math Labs, Learning Resource Centers, and Distance Learning Resources
    8. How to Work Effectively with a Tutor or Classmate
    9. How to Recall What You Have Learned

  5. 5. Managing Anxiety and Taking Math Tests
    1. Understanding Math Anxiety
    2. Create Your Math Autobiography
    3. Understanding Test Anxiety
    4. How to Reduce Your Math and Test Anxiety
    5. Why Doing Homework and Attending Class May Not Be Enough to Pass
    6. Ten Steps to Better Classroom Math Test-Taking
    7. How to Become a Better Computer-Based Test-Taker
    8. The Six Types of Test-Taking Errors
    9. How to Prepare for a Final Exam

  6. 6. Assessing and Using Your Memory and Math Learning Strategies
    1. Ingredients for Math Success
    2. Understanding the Stages of Memory
    3. Determining Your Best Learning Preference
    4. Using Your Learning Preference to Improve Memory
    5. Improving Memory for Visual and Auditory Learners
    6. Improving Memory for Tactile/Concrete Learners
    7. General Memory Techniques
    8. Creating an Individual College Success Plan for Math

  7. Appendix
    1. Apps, Websites, and Search Engines for Academic Support
    2. Learning Modality Inventory for Math Students
    3. My Math Success Plan
    4. Classroom Group Learning Activities