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A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
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it was amazing

A fantastic book for understanding how we best learn complex concepts. Initially I thought because I already have college degrees in Math and CS that I didn't need to read this book. I though I already knew how to learn match and science. I was wrong.

In retrospect, the subjects and classes that came easily to me were the classes in which I was practicing many of the good habits prescribed in this book. The subjects in which I struggled, were plagued by many of the bad habits and pitfalls outlined by Dr Oakley.

In fact, I have resolved to revisit some of those subjects that proved difficult in school using these techniques.

The book is written at a very easy reading level, making it very approachable for readers as young as 12. I will be testing this theory by making this book required reading for my kids before they start middle school.

This is the companion book to the Coursera course taught by Dr Barbara Oakley.
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