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    • A Mind for Numbers

    • How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
    • By: Barbara Oakley
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661

    Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great advice

    • By Nye Walker on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Mindshift

    • Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
    • By: Barbara Oakley PhD
    • Narrated by: Barbara Oakley PhD
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Mindshift reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become. At a time when we are constantly being asked to retrain and reinvent ourselves to adapt to new technologies and changing industries, this book shows us how we can uncover and develop talents we didn't realize we had - no matter what our age or background.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • New concepts learned but some were a sales pitch.

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How to Get Excited About Topics That Bore You

    • By: Barbara Oakley
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    I used to be the prototypical young mathphobe: I flunked or barely passed any math course I was forced to orbit. For me, graduating from high school was thrilling in that I would never have to touch a math or science book again. Math not only didn’t make sense but was also worthless and painfully frustrating; the same went for technology.

    Regular price: $3.95