Course Outline

The Mathematical Genius in You course is based on the best-selling book of the same title by Edzai Conilias Zvobwo.

The Aims of this Course

This course has been developed with you in mind! It is a personal and candid blueprint on how to succeed in mathematics and problem-solving in general. The course is for **both parents and learners**who would like to know how to walk the mathematical journey together. It is geared towards tackling **mathematical anxiety** which affects a lot of people.

Its objective is to motivate, educate and in the process expose the correct mindset, attitude and attributes necessary to excel in mathematics. The course seeks to demystify mathematics as a learning area then give tips on how to become a good **problem solver** regardless of varying mathematical abilities. It has been developed for those who:

- Have given up on mathematics, so that they can rekindle the lost love.
- Would like to ignite the passion for mathematics that never existed before.
- Think they have an average mathematical ability but wish to climb the mathematical ladder and push towards excellence.
- Have already found the secret to success and perhaps do not realise this thus should be encouraged to ‘stay on top’.

At the formative level, this course seeks to produce problem solvers and logical beings that are versatile in the workplace and life in general.

The principles exposed in this course can be applied to other learning areas and it is hoped that after completing this course you should able to know where you stand mathematically and then work to improve your status. You can be the maths genius you have secretly always wanted to be.

If you are a parent you will be shown the attributes and attitudes to emphasize to your children so as to optimize their mathematical potential.

For teachers, this course is handy in getting skills to motivate students to adopt a positive attitude towards math.

The ultimate aim is for learners to be able to fully acquire math knowledge and skills, combine logical and intuitive reasoning and communicate effectively on interpretations in context to the real world using appropriate mathematical language and notations.

Use this course in conjunction with your textbooks and mathematical happiness will follow. Once you know how to think like a mathematician then victory and success are yours.

Go for it, go for gold. I know you can push yourself to be the best you can be.

Mathematics Anonymous

The course includes a discussion forum called Mathematics Anonymous (run by The Education Support Forum). It is a community of ordinary people who have decided to hold each other’s hands in exploring ways to achieve in mathematics. Members have different experiences with the subject and together they try and overcome all the barriers to success. The forum is targeted at both parents and learners so they can support each other in the mathematical journey. It is a forum to share best practices and also go into detail through the interactive maths QnA sessions.

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