SECOND EDITION

HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE MATHEMATICS

A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY AND REFERENCE BOOK

FOR STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS

Selected Pages from Second Edition of

How to Succeed in College Mathematics


Each of the following links consists of two or three consecutive pages from a section of a chapter. They were selected to give you a sense of the nature or tone of various sections of the book.


Links to Selected Pages


From the Introduction (pages 1-3)

Students’ expectations of the college mathematics environment (pages 20-21)

Placement in college mathematics (pages 51-53)

Judicious use of study time (pages 98-100)

What it means to understand mathematics (pages 120-122)

The process of change (pages 148-150)

Increase confidence to succeed in mathematics (pages 156-158)

Decrease procrastination in studying mathematics (pages 170-172)

Decrease mathematics anxiety (pages 181-183)

Student responsibilities (pages 191-193)

Instructor responsibilities (pages 206-208)

Informally determining your learning preference (pages 219-221)

Reading mathematics (pages 240-241)

Reading a mathematics textbook (pages 277-279)

Reading definitions of concepts (pages 297-299)

Reading statements of theorems (pages 308-310)

Reading graphs (pages 321-323)

Cognitive levels of mathematics problems (pages 334-336)

Handling problem assignments (pages 341-343)

Improving the quality of work on assignments (pages 350-352)

Using a solutions manual (pages 356-358)

Using alternative textbooks (pages 361-363)

Using technology (pages 366-368)

Fluency objectives for learning mathematics notation (pages 383-385)

Issues to address before and after writing mathematics (pages 396-398)

Attributes of problem solvers (pages 438-440)

Devise a plan to solve a problem (pages 450-452)

Look for a pattern in solving problems (pages 465-467)

Look back at your solution (pages 477-479)

Why you may hesitate to get help from your instructor (pages 486-488)

Participating in a mathematics study group (pages 496-498)

Remembering mathematics (pages 515-517)

Determining whether to drop a mathematics course (pages 541-542)

Continuous preparation for a unit examination (pages 552-554)

Coping with test anxiety (pages 588-590)

Learning from your examinations (pages 598-600)

Desirable components of online courses (pages 622-624)

Learning objectives accomplished in online courses (pages 633-635)

Attributes of successful online learners (pages 645-647)

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