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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 2,063
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794

    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
    • Helpful!

    • By moka1327 on 02-18-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Learning How to Learn

    • How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens
    • By: Barbara Oakley PhD, Terrence Sejnowski PhD, Alistair McConville
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Drs. Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski's popular Online course Learning How to Learn, has enrolled more than 1.8 million students. In this much needed follow-up to A Mind for Numbers, the authors teach kids and teens how to learn effectively at a time when they most need these skills. Learning How to Learn teaches them about the importance of both focused concentration and letting their minds wander, how the brain makes connections between different pieces of information, why procrastination is the enemy of problem solving, and much more.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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
    • Learning by anecdote

    • By Mark B. on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How to Get Excited About Topics That Bore You

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