Mathematics Anonymous Support Group
/ 300 Days
Course Information:
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 
Course Duration  SelfPaced 
Entrance Criteria 

Course Outline
The Mathematical Genius in You course is based on the bestselling 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 problemsolving 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.
Lessons Sample lesson
 Humanity needs Maths
 Potential for Joint courses
 Graduate Prospects
 Transferable skills
 Salary advantage
 Develop Resilience and Grit
 Develop critical thinking skills
 Develop complex problem solving skills
 Develop factbased judgement and decision making
 Develop ability to spot patterns and trends
 Learn how to learn
 Develop communication skills
 Develop risktaking skills
 Develop Confidence
 Daily Problem Solving
 Overcome negative selftalk
 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
 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
 Reading a maths textbook
 Getting the Most Out of Maths Classes
 Cornell Notes
 Notecard Problem and Solution Technique
 Problemguided reading for math
 Tips for Success in Science and Math Courses
 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