- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: December 17, 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00R5081JU
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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) Audiobook – Unabridged
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I am a student majoring in the sciences who suffered as a child with basic math and reading. I failed miserably in school and did not do well until after I had my daughter at the age of 19 and entered into full time college where I put my mind to things, determined to accomplished them; graduating with a 4.0 GPA. This book is something I wish I had before I started my endeavor in schooling because it would have benefited me mentally and even helped retain information. I recommend this book for every person; student or not; just read it to sharpen your mind. For students, I recommend studying this book as though it were a textbook and taking notes. I had a notebook specifically for this book when I realized it was a book worth taking notes from.
As a mother, homeschooling a dyslexic daughter, I appreciate her truthfulness which gives hope for my 8 year old daughter who struggles to read a clock, but excels in engineering and design as well as having a complex vocabulary (though a struggling reader) and horsemanship. I am now in the place to teach the passion for learning, and teaching how to learn to another person. This book will surely help me through the experience.
The author also talks a lot about focus and diffused attention, or why you come up with great ideas when you stop thinking about them. This is so important in what I do at work; I can’t work on anything for too long before my brain is fried.
But the biggest takeaway I got from the book is the Pomodoro technique. I am the queen of procrastinating. If I have ten things to do for work and three of them are things I want to do, I can make them take up the whole day. First you have to realize you can’t change your habits completely, just alter them a little bit. The point of the Pomodoro technique is to break things into twenty-five minutes of work. Do that thing you have been putting off for just that long (cleaning, working on the budget, whatever) and then reward yourself. (A suitable reward for twenty-five minutes of work is not an entire evening of Facebook and Pinterest, still working on that one…) At work it’s especially helpful because if I can get past that first twenty-five minutes, sometimes I am to a point where it makes as much sense to keep going so I have less to do later.