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Barbara Oakley: "Learning How to Learn" | Talks at Google



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About the Book, 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. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.
In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. A Mind for Numbers shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think!.
About the Author, Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She has received many awards for her teaching, including the coveted National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award.
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Learning how to learn should be a foundational subject taught in every school. Incredibly, it's not.

by 3e3op88 4 years ago

I loved this talk. Also, I watched it while procrastinating a lot of other stuff.

by Sebastian Pye 4 years ago

- How to overcome procrastination... task, time, no focus on pain - then reward... good guidelines... exercise importance around ... good metaphor ... awesome awesome awesome... the absolute best way to read

by Joe Miyaki 5 years ago

She seems to be kind and encouraging teacher, her students must be lucky to have her

by Shruthi Reddy 4 years ago

The Course by Barbara on coursera was the best course I ever took so far.

by prisoneroftech 3 years ago

maths it's about  being relaxed and remembering to learn something new each time. forget about finding the solution. try to understand something new and commit it to memory.

by Didier Ambroise 5 years ago

focused mode vs diffuse mode
procrastination and pomodoro technique
sleep
How to overcome procrastination... task, time, no focus on pain - then reward...
good guidelines... exercise importance around things to not feel test anxiety
.good metaphor
How to turn short term memory into long term memory by practicing
Chunking ideas
Top-down approach learning and practicing
Positive aspects of who have poor memory and think slowly
Imposter syndrome
Learning smarter
the absolute best way to read
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by HJ P 1 year ago

She seems to be kind and encouraging teacher, her students must be lucky to have her
I loved this talk. Also, I watched it while procrastinating a lot of other stuff.

by H. Parkison Milton 9 months ago

I am glad that someone asked about the speed of reading. I remember being in grade school when we were doing silent reading. I would feel embarased if I was last to finish my reading assignment so i would end up reading faster but cause of it I never grasp what I had read. I wish there was someone to tell me that it did not matter how you learn or how slow or fast but rather that you retained the information.

by jcherrera104 2 years ago

Thanks the subtitle!
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by igor972 5 years ago

İngilizce bilsem sabaha kadar bıkmadan dinlerim bu kadını bee, 25 yaşından sonra Matematiğe başlamış ben de öyle yapacam galiba :D

by Cemal Şimşek 2 years ago

one word, awesome. this woman is magic explaining, make jokes, is interesting etc, all professors in the world should explain that way.

by xilo301 3 years ago

Her strategies about how to overcome procrastination LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE. Love this woman!

by Sebi Reid 5 months ago

This was very informative. I'm going to order the book also. Thank you Prof. Oakley

by Da_ReeL BK 1 year ago

Wow Barbara!! You're my number one idol! Amazing work you've done!

by HymyileMulle 4 years ago

I needed to hear this years ago. Thanks for sharing.

by Char Houpe Glenn 1 year ago

Awesome! I did the course and watch this video for get better in my studies and it did work! =D

by André lp 5 years ago

That talk has been amazingly great :) Really enjoyed it. Thank you!

by McYxee 5 years ago

It motivated me to study some topics that I need to navigate in my environment. Thank you!

by Ana Midori 3 weeks ago

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