### Banishing Math Anxiety by Shiela Tobias

**All students can do math... Banishing Math Anxiety eases the reader into college mathematics. **

Designed for students who may have given up on learning math, * Banishing Math Anxiety *provides a fresh start to learning by reviewing concepts/skills the reader may have already learned to experience some success. Building Confidence!

While not a textbook, although mathematical content is substantial, * Banishing Math Anxiety*:

- Encourages active learning by asking questions in addition to being issue oriented: using resources, deciphering notation, and mathematics appreciation.
- Reinforces that math learning may begin in the classroom but it doesn't end there. The book presents real world applications of math such as pre-employment testing, math applications on the job, debt management, taxes, and more.
- Introduces an appreciation of graphing calculators without presuming that they have ever seen one, or formally teaching calculator techniques.
- Encourages creative exploration instead of some step-by-step approach that is supposed to work every time.