Beliefs and Brain Study in Math

Instructor: 
Anita Kitchens
Day/Time Taught: 
MW 12:30 – 1:45 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2011
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
111

In today’s society, it is common for people to believe that they have little ability in math. They have consequently struggled through math courses and now expect to continue to struggle at ASU and fear their math requirement. This course is targeted at students who want to change. Students will study cognitive psychology as it relates to the learning of mathematics. They will research the works of foundation psychologists such as Meichenbaum, Ellis, Combs, Purkey, and others. Students will become aware of the relevance of their personal beliefs and then study beliefs in other groups in the community. Recent brain research, learning styles, mental relaxation and quieting will also be a thread throughout the course. The learning community attitude is a must. 

NOTE: Enrollment is restricted to residents of the Future Educators residential learning community.

 

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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