Students Win with Dr. Nolting’s Winning at Math

We are proud to announce a partnership with Dr. Paul Nolting’s text Winning at Math: Your Guide to Learning Mathematics Through Successful Study Skills. As the only math-specific study skills book to offer statistical evidence demonstrating an improvement in students’ ability to learn math and make better grades, Winning at Math helps you build better learners by integrating instruction and assigned activities focusing on proper study practices into the math curriculum early in your course.


Discover techniques to increase student success in current and subsequent courses, forging the path toward graduation and job placement—all while developing the study skills that students need to succeed in math!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How Learning Math is Different and Why It Pays Off

  1. Reshaping Your Attitude Toward Math
  2. Taking the Study Skills Evaluation
  3. How Learning Math Is Different
  4. The Differences Between High School and College Math
  5. Putting Math Into Perspective
  6. The Types of Math Classes You Should Take
  7. How Learning Math Pays Off

Chapter 2: Assessing and Using Your Math Learning Strengths

  1. Ingredients for Success in Learning Math
  2. Developing a Math Profile Sheet
  3. Determining Your Best Learning Style
  4. Improving Your Math Knowledge
  5. Creating an Individual College Success Plan for Math

Chapter 3: Managing Math Anxiety and PTSD, and How to Reduce Test Anxiety

  1. Math Anxiety, Test Anxiety and PTSD
  2. Understanding Math Anxiety
  3. Creating Your Math Autobiography
  4. Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  5. Coping with PTSD
  6. Understanding Test Anxiety
  7. How to Reduce Math Anxiety, Math Test Anxiety and PTSD Symptoms

Chapter 4: How to Create a Positive Study Environment and Manage Your Time

  1. Setting Up an Effective Study Environment
  2. The Best Way to Study Subjects
  3. How to Use Math Labs, Learning Resource Centers and Emporium Centers
  4. Collaborative Classroom Learning and Study Group Etiquette
  5. How to Develop a Study Schedule
  6. How to Manage Working and Studying

Chapter 5: Understanding and Improving the Memory Process

  1. Understanding the Stages of Memory
  2. Using Your Learning Style to Improve Memory
  3. Improving Memory for Visual and Auditory Learners
  4. Improving Memory for Tactile Concrete Learners
  5. Improving Memory for Social Learners
  6. General Memory Techniques

Chapter 6: How to Improve Listening and Note-Taking Skills

  1. How to Become an Effective Listener
  2. How to Become an Effective Classroom Note-Taker
  3. The Seven Steps to Taking Notes in Math Class
  4. How to Rework Your Notes
  5. Advanced Color-Coded Note Taking System
  6. How to Take Notes for Online and Emporium Model Courses

Chapter 7: How to Improve Your Reading and Homework Techniques

  1. Math Textbooks and Homework
  2. When to Read Your Textbook
  3. How to Read the Syllabus
  4. How Math Textbooks are Different
  5. 10 Steps to Better Understand What You Read
  6. How to Read an Online Textbook
  7. Math Homework Techniques
  8. 10 Steps to Doing Your Math Homework
  9. Do Not Fall Behind and Watch Out for Shortcuts
  10. How to Solve Word Problems
  11. Using Metacognitive Techniques
  12. Distance Learning, Emporium Model and Online Homework
  13. Communicating with Your Instructor and Classmates
  14. 10 Steps to Doing Your Online Math Homework
  15. Additional Learning Resources for In-Class and Distance Learning
  16. How to Recall What You Have Learned
  17. Working with a Study Buddy

Chapter 8: How to Improve Your Math Test-Taking Skills

  1. Doing Your Homework and Attending Class May Not Be Enough to Pass
  2. Ten Steps to Better Classroom Math Test Taking
  3. How to Become a Better Computer-Based Test Taker
  4. The Six Types of Test-Taking Errors
  5. How to Prepare for a Final Exam

Chapter 9: Taking Control of Your Motivation and Developing a Math Success Plan

  1. Understanding Your Learning Strengths
  2. How to Develop an Internal Locus of Control and Self-Efficacy
  3. How to Avoid Learned Helplessness and Procrastination
  4. How to Improve Your Self-Esteem
  5. How to Communicate with Your Professor
  6. Completing Your “My Math Success Plan”


  1. Appendix A: Scoring the Test Attitude Inventory
  2. Appendix B: Learning Modality Inventory for Math Students

As part of this newly updated 6th edition, students receive access to the Math Study Skills Evaluation: a free, online evaluation that assesses students’ skills, locates specific learning problems, and suggests areas for improvement. This assessment tailors feedback to the individual student by providing the student with a diagnostic and prescriptive assessment of their skills. Each student receives an overall score in addition to a subset of scores to evaluate their knowledge in five different areas: Studying Effectively, Memory and Learning, Reading and Homework, Classroom Learning, and Test Anxiety and Test-Taking.

New Update for Fall 2017!

Available for fall 2017, NEW study skills questions can be directly integrated into your online curriculum with Hawkes. You have the flexibility to add questions to homework lessons, incorporate them into quizzes, or use them as bonus material in online tests to ensure students have read each chapter.

Explore some of our favorite preview content from Winning at Math by clicking below:

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Interested in learning more about how study skills affect students’ success in mathematics and how to integrate these skills into your course? Check out our recorded webinar with Winning at Math author and Learning Specialist Dr. Paul Nolting. Learn more & watch the On-Demand webinar!

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