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A good teacher will leave you educated But a great teacher will leave you curious Well, Barbara Oakley is a great teacher Not only does she have a mind for numbers, she has a way with words, and she makes every one of them countMike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channels Dirty Jobs and CEO of mikeroweWORKSIf you struggled through math and slept through science, theres hope In A Mind for Numbers, polymath Barbara Oakley reveals how to unlock the analytic powers of our brains so we can learn how to learn This book should be required reading for studentsand for my motherAdam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and TakeSuperb not only for those who are struggling or who are expert at math, but for readers who wish to think and comprehendefficiently Library JournalAn ingeniously accessible introduction to the science of human cognitionalong with practical advice on how to think betterJames Taranto, The Wall Street JournalIn my book The Math Instinct, I described how we have known since the early s that all ordinary people can do mathematics, and in The Math Gene, I explained why the capacity for mathematical thinking is both a natural consequence of evolution and yet requires effort to unleash it What I did not do is show how to tap in to that innate ability Professor Oakley does just thatKeith Devlin, NPRWeekend Editions Math GuyA wonderful book How do you come tolove math and science, and how do you come to learn math and science Read A Mind for Numbers Barbara Oakley is the magician who will help you do bothFrancisco J Ayala, University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, and former President and Chairman of the Board, American Association for the Advancement of ScienceBeing good at science and mathematics isnt just something you are its something you become This users guide to the brain unmasks the mystery around achieving success in mathematics and science I have seen far too many students opt out when they hit a rough patch But now that learners have a handy guide for knowing better they will also be able to do betterShirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science A Mind for Numbersis an excellent book about how to approach mathematics, science, or any realm where problem solving plays a prominent roleJ Michael Shaughnessy, Past President of the National Council of Teachers of MathematicsI have not been this excited about a book in a long time Giving students deep knowledge on how to learn will lead to higher retention and student success in every field It is a gift that will last them a lifetimeRobert R Gamache, PhD Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and International Relations, University of Massachusetts, Lowell A Mind for Numbers helps put students in the drivers seatempowering them to learndeeply and easily This outstanding book is also a useful resource for instructional leaders Given the urgent need for America to improve its science and math education so it can stay competitive, A Mind for Numbers is a welcome findGeoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children s ZoneIt s easy to say work smarter, not harder, but Barbara Oakley actually shows you how to do just that, in a fast paced and accessible book that collects tips based on experience and sound science In fact, I m going to incorporate some of these tips into my own teaching Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Tennessee A Mind for Numbers is a splendid resource for how to approach mathematics learning and in fact learning in any area Barbara Oakleys authoritative guide is based on the latest research in the cognitive sciences, and provides a clear, concise, and entertaining roadmap for how to get the most out of learning This is a must read for anyone who has struggled with mathematics and anyone interested in enhancing their learning experienceDavid C Geary, Curators Professor of Psychological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, University of MissouriFor students afraid of math and science and for those who love the subjects, this engaging book provides guidance in establishing study habits that take advantage of how the brain worksDeborah Schifter, Principal Research Scientist, Science and Mathematics Programs, Education Development Center, Inc A Mind for Numbers explains the process of learning in a fascinating and utterly memorable way This book is a classic, not only for learners of all ages, but for teachers of all kindsFrances R Spielhagen, PhD Director, Center for Adolescent Research and Development, Mount Saint Mary CollegeBarbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan She has received many awards for her teaching, including the coveted National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award