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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science - Barbara Oakley


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[amazonsearch]A Mind for Numbers:  How to Excel at Math and Science[/amazonsearch]

 

My recommendation,  if you are interested in learning how to learn (to be a learning machine, as Munger calls WEB) you MUST get this book.

 

Strong on both the science (non-technical, so you cog sigh types, pun intended, get off my case.) and the tactics of learning.  If you are in college or teach, buy it.  If you  have kids in college or high school, buy two, one for yourself and one for yourself.  This could be the gift of a lifetime. 

 

The author grew up hating math and science but eventually became a professor of Engineering.  She shows you how to learn how to learn.  The rest is up to you.

 

There is also a Coursera course based on her work. here: https://www.coursera.org/course/learning

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What if you already have a mind for numbers? Is this still interesting?

 

This book is good for anybody, unless you are the second coming of Gauss, in which case use it to teach others!  You can also use the techniques learning for other domains.

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