Studying Maths

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Frederiks, Anita and Sahay, Akshay. 2021. "Studying Maths." Bartlett, Cristy, Cawthray, Tyler, Clark, Linda, Conway, Sam, Derrington, Kate, Devi, Aruna, Frederiks, Anita, Gunton, Lyndelle, Hargreaves, Wendy, Howarth, Debi, Irvine, Sarah, Jeffers, Marjorie, Lovric, Kristen, McGregor, Rowena, Peters, Emma, Pickstone, Leigh, Retalick, Bianca, Rose, Yvonne, Sahay, Akshay, Schultz, Susanne, Sachdeva, Karanpal Singh, Thangavelu, Anbarasu and Tweedale, Robyn (ed.) Academic Success. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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Studying Maths

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Book TitleAcademic Success
AuthorsFrederiks, Anita (Author) and Sahay, Akshay (Author)
EditorsBartlett, Cristy, Cawthray, Tyler, Clark, Linda, Conway, Sam, Derrington, Kate, Devi, Aruna, Frederiks, Anita, Gunton, Lyndelle, Hargreaves, Wendy, Howarth, Debi, Irvine, Sarah, Jeffers, Marjorie, Lovric, Kristen, McGregor, Rowena, Peters, Emma, Pickstone, Leigh, Retalick, Bianca, Rose, Yvonne, Sahay, Akshay, Schultz, Susanne, Sachdeva, Karanpal Singh, Thangavelu, Anbarasu and Tweedale, Robyn
Year2021
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
ISBN9780648769842
Web Address (URL)https://usq.pressbooks.pub/academicsuccess/chapter/studying-maths/
Abstract

Mathematics (or maths) is a common part of daily life and forms an important part of our learning journey. In many instances, although we use maths every day, we don’t always recognise it. Likewise, maths may be part of your studies in obvious and subtle ways. This chapter examines approaches to empower you to study maths in whatever form you encounter it at university. It begins by identifying the value of studying maths. It then examines a common problem experienced by students known as maths anxiety and presents six strategies for overcoming it. Next, the chapter addresses how to approach studying maths in general, then how to approach a single module of work in maths, followed by a discussion of problem-solving and hints for success. It concludes with some tips for how to approach maths assessments. Altogether, the chapter will put you on the path to a successful encounter with maths at university.

Keywordsuniversity, success, academic skills, study skills, writing
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
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The book ‘Academic Success’, is a derivative of ‘College Success’ by Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

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