|Title||Mind Over Math
Put yourself on the road to success by freeing yourself from math anxiety
|Author(s)||Dr. Stanley Kogelman & Dr. Joseph Warren|
|Description||Maybe it's your attitude, not your aptitude...
A study by a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, revealed that of all freshmen admitted in 1972, 43 percent of the males and 92 percent of the females had not taken four years of high-school math, a requirement of fifteen of the twenty majors at Berkeley. In effect, those students had limited themselves to only 25 percent of the possible majors.
Like the Berkeley freshmen, many Americans avoid math—and consequently restrict their personal and professional options to areas that are not math-related. Otherwise intelligent and capable people react so negatively to math that their ability to concentrate and learn it is effectively impaired; they assume they "don't have the aptitude" for it.
Mind Over Math evolved from a workshop program developed by the authors for business and professional people, as well as students. Using a friendly, informal style, they debunk "math myths," explore the roots of math anxiety, and demonstrate that doing math is not really so different from any other skill. Reinforcement is provided in a section of math practice.
Different from—and vastly superior to—a math review book, Mind Over Math is a unique combination of sympathetic analysis of an emotional disability and practical guidance for overcoming it. It will find a grateful audience among all those whose hearts race at the prospect of interpreting a graph or computing a waiter's tip.
|Dedication||"To Elaine Sorel for her warmth, friendship, and inspiration"|
|Book Dimensions||Width: 3.0″|
|Height: 5.31″ (5 5/16″)|
|Depth: 0.56″ (9/16″)|
|Contents||Preface, Introduction, six (6) parts, twenty-one (21) chapters|
|Published||August 1, 1979|
|Copyright||© 1978 by Stanley Kogelman and Joseph Warren|
|Printed in||United States of America (Reprinted by arrangement with The Dial Press)|
|Book Format||Hardcover, Paperback|
|Best Seller's List||--|
|Other||The Hardcover edition of this book was published by Dial Press in 1978.
Stanley Kogelman and Joseph Warren both hold Ph.D. degrees in mathematics. For a master's degree in clinical psychology, Kogelman researched the emotional causes of math anxiety. In 1976, the authors developed their "Mind Over Math" program as a consulting service for educational institutions, corporations, and the general public.
|Library of Congress
|1. Mathematics—Study and teaching—Psychological aspects|
|I. Warren, Joseph, 1936— joint author|
|LC Control Number||2009034248|
|LC Call Number||QA11.K74 1979|
|DDC Call Number||510´.7|