Banishing Math Anxiety by Shiela Tobias
All students can do math...Banishing Math Anxiety eases the reader into college mathematics.
Designed for students who may have given up on learning math, Banishing Math Anxiety provides a fresh start to learning by reviewing concepts/skills the reader may have already learned to experience some success. Building Confidence!
While not a textbook, although mathematical content is substantial, Banishing Math Anxiety:
- Encourages active learning by asking questions in addition to being issue oriented: using resources, deciphering notation, and mathematics appreciation.
- Reinforces that math learning may begin in the classroom but it doesn't end there. The book presents real world applications of math such as pre-employment testing, math applications on the job, debt management, taxes, and more.
- Introduces an appreciation of graphing calculators without presuming that they have ever seen one, or formally teaching calculator techniques.
- Encourages creative exploration instead of some step-by-step approach that is supposed to work every time.