Mathematics Anonymous Support Group
|Course||The Mathematical Genius in You|
|Programme Type||Motivation and Self Improvement in Mathematics|
|Partner Institute||The Education Support Forum (TEDSF)|
|Award Type||Certificate of Participation|
|Award Issued By||MathsGee|
|Accredited By||Not Applicable|
|SAQA ID||Not Applicable|
|Target Audience||Both learners and their parents|
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.
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.
Lessons Sample lesson
- Learn how to learn
- Develop complex problem solving skills
- Develop critical thinking skills
- Develop ability to spot patterns and trends
- Develop fact-based judgement and decision making
- Develop Resilience and Grit
- Develop communication skills
- Develop Confidence
- Develop risk-taking skills
- Humanity needs Maths
- Potential for Joint courses
- Graduate Prospects
- Transferable skills
- Salary advantage
- Some people have the “math gene” and others don’t
- Boys are better at math than girls.
- Mathematicians do problems quickly and never make mistakes
- Speed is a measure of ability in mathematics
- A great memory is the key to excelling at math
- Maths requires logic, not intution
- There is no room for creativity in maths
- You must always know how you got the answer
- There is a best way of doing mathematics
- Daily Problem Solving
- Overcome negative self-talk
- Ask questions
- Consider math a foreign language - it must be practiced.
- Don't rely on memorization to study mathematics.
- Maths is a doing subject
- Take problems into you context
- Study math according to YOUR LEARNING STYLE
- Get help the same day you don't understand
- Celebrate wins
- Be relaxed and comfortable while studying math
- Join a Support Group
- Develop responsibility for your own successes and failures
- Play math games to find the fun in math
- Record your wins
- Teach someone
- How to Study for an Exam
- Ten Ways to Survive the Math Blues
- Before and During an Exam
- Problem Solving Tips for Maths
- Top Ten Excuses for not doing homework
- Success in Mathematics
- Reading a maths textbook
- Getting the Most Out of Maths Classes
- Cornell Notes
- Notecard Problem and Solution Technique
- Problem-guided reading for math
- Tips for Success in Science and Math Courses