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#### Article Title

#### Abstract

The same elements which make Ericksonian hypnosis a highly effective therapeutic tool are found to be at work in an algebra support class called Math Success Orientation. Interpersonal dynamics of Carl Rogers’ person centered approach to counseling are also part of the philosophy of the class which has a four semester track record of improving both grades and attitude in at risk, math avoidant community college students. The article relates the history of the course with illustrations of how the elements of Person Centered Mathematics operate in the classroom. An appendix demonstrates the effect of the class on student grades

#### DOI

10.5642/hmnj.200101.25.14

#### Recommended Citation

Bell, Ron
(2001)
"A Hypnotist Teaches Math: The Effect of Person Centered Math Support Classes on At-Risk Community College Students," *Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*: Iss.
25, Article 14.

Available at:
https://scholarship.claremont.edu/hmnj/vol1/iss25/14

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