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  1. How To Improve Listening and Note-taking Skills • How to become an effective listener • how to become a good note-taker • when to take notes • the seven steps to math note-taking • how to rework your notes • how to use a calculator in class

  2. Listening • The Golden Triangle • Warming up for class • Active listening • Listening and learning

  3. Note-taking • Copying from the board • Taking notes • write the least amount possible, max info • Abbreviate

  4. Note-taking • When • presenting usual facts or ideas • writing on the board • summarizing • pausing • repeating statements • enumerating • working several examples of the same problem

  5. Note-taking • When • saying, “this is a tricky problem. Most students will miss it.” • saying, “This is the most difficult step in the problem.” • indicating that certain types of problems will be on the test • explaining bold-print words

  6. Note-taking • Seven Steps • 1-Record each problem step in the “examples” section • 2-Record the reasons for each step in the “explanation/Rules” section by using: • abbreviations • short phrases • key words, properties, principles or formulas

  7. Note-taking • Seven Steps • 3-Record key words/concepts in the left two inch margin either during or immediately after lecture by reworking your notes • 4-Cover up the “example and Explanation” sections, and recite out loud the meaning of the key words or concepts • 5-Place a check by the key words/concepts that you did not know

  8. Note-taking • Seven Steps • 6-Review the information that you checked until it is understood • 7-Develop a Math glossary for difficult-to-remember key words and concepts

  9. Note-taking • Reworking the notes • 1- Rewrite material not legible or will not be understood a few weeks later • 2- Fill in the gaps • 3- Add additional key words and ideas in the left-hand column • 4- Add to your problem log those problems which the teacher worked in class • 5- Add keystrokes to calculator handbook

  10. The Calculator • Do not stop taking notes • Take notes on Keystrokes • Create a keystroke abbreviation list