Higher Education

Math Study Skills Workbook, 5th Edition

  • Paul D. Nolting
  • ISBN-10: 1305120825  |  ISBN-13: 9781305120822
  • 144 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2005
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50



Help your students become more effective at studying and learning mathematics with the MATH STUDY SKILLS WORKBOOK. Typically used as a course supplement, the Nolting strategy helps students identify their strengths, weaknesses, and personal learning styles—and then presents an easy-to-follow system to help them become more successful at math. The new edition of this best-selling workbook offers proven study tips, test-taking strategies, and recommendations for reducing math anxiety and improving grades.

Features and Benefits

  • The Learning Modality Inventory survey helps students discover how they learn math best and sets the stage for them to understand and improve upon their math study skills. Because students become more motivated when they understand how math directly relates to their lives, the appendix chart shows how mathematical success can impact their career opportunities and earning potential. Material in the chart has been streamlined and updated, increasing its relevance and potential impact.
  • Dan's Take features appear at the beginning of every chapter to help frame students' perspectives of different challenges they may face. Dan's Take puts the chapter's concepts into context from a student's perspective and is designed to inspire students and alleviate their anxiety about math.

Table of Contents

1. What You Need to Know to Study Math.
Why Learning Math Is Different from Learning Other Subjects. The Differences Between High School and College Math. Why Your First Math Test Is Very Important.
2. How to Discover Your Math Learning Strategies and Challenges.
Variables Contributing to Student Academic Achievement. Measuring Your Math Study Skills. Motivating Yourself to Learn Math. How to Improve Your Math Knowledge.
3. How to Reduce Math Test Anxiety.
Understanding Math Anxiety. How to Recognize Test Anxiety. The Causes of Test Anxiety. The Different Types of Test Anxiety. How to Reduce Test Anxiety.
4. How to Improve Your Listening and Note-Taking Skills.
How to Become an Effective Listener. How to Become a Good Note Taker. The Seven Steps in Math Note Taking. Classroom Participation: Becoming an Active Questioner. How to Rework Your Notes.
5. How to Improve Your Reading, Homework, and Study Techniques.
How to Read a Math Textbook. How to Do Your Classroom and Online Homework. How to Solve Word Problems. How to Work with a Study Buddy. The Benefits of Study Breaks. The Benefits of Time Management and Study Breaks.
6. How To Remember What You Have Learned.
How You Learn. How to Use Learning Styles to Improve Memory. How to Use Memory Techniques. How to Develop Practice Tests. How to Use Number Sense.
7. How to Improve Your Math Test-Taking Skills.
Why Attending Class and Doing Your Homework May Not Be Enough to Pass. Ten Steps to Better Test Taking. Six Types of Test-Taking Errors. How to Prepare for the Final Exam.

What's New

  • Access to the new Math Study Skills Survey developed by Paul Nolting helps students better understand their strengths and weaknesses when studying mathematics.
  • Advice for students with multiple learning styles along with expanded Dan's Take sections.
  • New units on Motivating Yourself to Learn Math, Setting and Achieving Goals, Developing a Study Schedule, Using Online Resources, Doing Online and/or Computer-based Homework, and Taking Online and/or Computer-based Tests have been added to help students take advantage of modern technology, become better independent learners, and motivate themselves to excel in mathematics.
  • Study Skills homework now offered through ALL Enhanced WebAssign Developmental Mathematics Courses through Course Packs at no additional cost to students.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Enhanced WebAssign Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305697278  | ISBN-13: 9781305697270

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Enhanced WebAssign Life of Edition Printed Access Card
    List Price = $69.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.75
  • Math Study Skills Workbook
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Printed Text + Enhanced WebAssign Instant Access for Aufmann/Lockwood's Mathematics: Journey from Basic Mathematics through Intermediate Algebra

ISBN-10:  1305710681 | ISBN-13:  9781305710689

List Price = $101.95  | CengageBrain Price = $101.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Enhanced WebAssign, Life of Edition Instant Access for Aufmann/Lockwood's Mathematics: Journey from Basic Mathematics through Intermediate Algebra
    List Price = $69.00  | CengageBrain Price = $69.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00
  • Math Study Skills Workbook
    List Price = $69.95  | CengageBrain Price = $69.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Paul D. Nolting

Paul Nolting is a national expert in assessing math learning problems-from study skills to learning disabilities-and developing effective learning strategies and testing accommodations. He has conducted national training grant workshops on math learning for the Association on Higher Education and Disabilities and conducted two PBS workshops on math study skills and learning styles. Dr. Nolting has conducted numerous national conference workshops on math learning for the National Developmental Education Association, the National Council of Educational Opportunity Association, and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Dr. Nolting holds a Ph.D. in Education in Curriculum Instruction from the University of South Florida. His doctoral dissertation was "The Effects of Counseling and Study Skills Training on Mathematics Academic Achievement." A key speaker at numerous regional and national education conferences and conventions, Dr. Nolting has been widely acclaimed for his ability to communicate with faculty and students on the subject of improving math learning.