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Math Study Skills Workbook 5th Edition

Paul D. Nolting

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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.

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.
  • 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.

Math Study Skills Workbook


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.