Editorial Reviews. Review. “Students can benefit from just ‘picking it up’ for a short time – now How to Study as a Mathematics Major 1st Edition, Kindle Edition. by. : How to Study as a Mathematics Degree (): Lara Alcock: Books. How to Study for a Mathematics Degree has 61 ratings and 12 reviews. Ali said: Yes, I read this book from cover to cover, and it was good but I got lost.
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I still have a lot I can do to improve and this book and the ideas provided will hopefully help me get there. Don’t have a Kindle? Upon looking at the title “How to Study as a Mathematics Major,” I thought it was going to be based on students’ experiences as a mathematics major, how they studied, and majoor books were useful for them per area.
I really need to think about my study habits more. It’s a goldmine of information; these detailed, worked-out solutions teach so much that you’ll never get in a regular mathematics lecture in all four years of your undergraduate mathematics education.
There is a big difference. Return to Book Page. Even though I am a grad student studying for my mathematics masters degree, I still found this book helpful. Written as if Lara Alcocks is speaking directly to you.
Taking the time mwthematics understand things properly is worthwhile. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Kuba Domasik rated it really liked it Sep 10, Good majog what it tries to do, which is introduce high schoolers to college math. However, there are a lars of reasons why this is not a five star book – first, that can fairly be attributed to the reader’s own ignorance, this is geared towards undergraduates.
It will give you a good start for graduate school. Samuel-Louis Gardiner rated it it was amazing Sep 13, The true value of learning the content is to work through the problems and looking at the solutions to make sure that what you are doing is correct; otherwise, copy down the problem and solution and practice it over and over.
This shift is demanding but it need not matheatics mysterious — research has revealed many insights into the mathematical thinking required, and this book translates these into practical advice for a student audience. Changed my attitude towards proofs and reading mathematics – excellent read.
I absolutely doubt that those students will “see why” and will find it frustrating. It is perhaps MOST useful to a freshman entering college who wants to get an idea of what to expect, but this book does not actually contain many mathemaatics strategies for mathematics beyond the most general advice.
How to Study as a Mathematics Major by Lara Alcock
Quotes from How to Study as a Do yourself a favor: This excellent and wide-ranging book engages with all these issues and more, giving a very helpful insight into what is coming for beginning undergraduates in mathematics or mathematics-related disciplines.
Other struggles, however, are more fundamental: Save that for the summer. I read this about 12 years after completing an undergraduate degree in computer science looking for useful advice geared towards self study of additional mathematics. Write a customer review. Kindle Editionpages. When I first started back going to school, I would get extremely frustrated when an answer to a problem or proof to a theorem did not come to me right away.
There are many good ones and can easily transplant your instructor’s lectures. It surely is inspirational, but the informative value is useful only to those who never seen a university.
Part 2 covers study skills as these relate to mathematics, and suggests practical approaches to learning effectively while enjoying undergraduate life. Sep 02, Cody rated it really liked it. The first subject-specific guide for students, this friendly, practical text will be essential reading for anyone studying mathematics at university. I liked the method provided for studying when you are behind. Those who cheat just merely copy the solutions and do nothing about it.
Jul 06, Maria rated it really liked it Shelves: Study them 2 to 4 months ahead of the classes plus supplementary books. Really enjoyed this book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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How to Study as a Mathematics Major
Every year, thousands of students go to university to study mathematics single honours or combined with another subject. Common Holes and Misconcep One person found this helpful. Highly recommended for STEM majors and anyone interested in mathematics.
I like that the book is divided into what to expect from the math you will be learning and how to approach it; how to study math and what do college professors do. A lot of students are too dependent on just one book that’s mandated by the teacher for the class; don’t fall into that trap.
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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in mzjor to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. A great overview of what your math major entails, from changing the way you think about math to making the most of your time in college.
For my situation, it didn’t provide many new insights. Work through a textbook in full by solving every problems.