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Effective Study Skills for Math. Homework: Why?. Fundamentals Fundamentals Fundamentals. Homework: Before you start. Make sure you have the correct assignment Ask questions to clarify the assignment if needed Look over notes and book to refresh what you are doing

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homework why
Homework: Why?
  • Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals
homework before you start
Homework: Before you start
  • Make sure you have the correct assignment
  • Ask questions to clarify the assignment if needed
  • Look over notes and book to refresh what you are doing
  • What vocabulary words are important?
  • Any rules that apply to the problems you are about to practice?
homework just do it
Homework: Just do it!
  • Follow directions
  • Work neatly
  • Show work
  • Make sure you did the simple math (add, subtract, multiply, divide) correctly
  • Do it soon enough after class that you don’t forget
  • Don’t stop because you are stuck-try to figure it out and then seek help from teacher or tutor
learn from your errors
Learn from your errors
  • Analyze the error
  • Was it a simple math error or process error?
    • Keep track of simple errors and process errors
    • Practice the simple math errors
  • Ask for help
class the forgotten study tool
Class: The forgotten study tool
  • Review what you discussed in the previous class
  • Be prepared: book, notebook, pencil, homework
  • Be engaged
    • Ask questions
    • Listen to your classmates’ questions
    • Take part in class discussion
textbooks can you really read a math book
Textbooks: Can you really read a math book?
  • Use the index and glossary when you have forgotten a term or process
  • Analyze the examples
  • If you can’t answer the problem, look back at the written explanation
  • Does your book have study tips or helps at the back or beginning of each chapter?
  • Does your book have a companion website?
tests reviewing
Tests: Reviewing
  • Cramming will NOT work. Start ahead of time
  • Go through examples from notes
  • Make a list of formulas and practice knowing them if you need them for the test
  • Use the chapter review
  • Think like a teacher. How would you make the test?
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Don’t worry
test time
Test Time
  • Be confident
  • Don’t worry
  • Have what you need
  • Follow directions
  • Look over the entire test quickly. If the order doesn’t matter, do the ones you feel best about first.
  • Skip and return to difficult problems
  • Show your work-neatly
  • Check for your frequent errors
  • Breathe
what s your learning style
What’s your learning style?
  • VARK
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Google these to find your learning style
visual learners
Visual Learners
  • Learn best through seeing
  • You like charts, diagrams, pictures…
  • Study advice:
    • Use a white or chalk board
    • Highlight in book and notes
    • Look for video tutorials online
    • Try the study rooms in the library to have some peace and quiet
    • Visualize what you are doing.
auditory learner
Auditory Learner
  • Learn best through hearing
  • Lectures and discussions are helpful
  • Study tips:
    • Create a study group or work with a tutor so you can go through problems vocally with someone else
    • Teach somebody else
    • Read through notes and test out loud
    • Imagine having a conversation with your teach about the problem during the test
kinesthetic learners
Kinesthetic Learners
  • Learn from hands-on and real world
  • Study tips:
    • Think sprints-short and focused
    • Moving around may be helpful-writing on a board, carrying flash cards with formulas
    • Pay attention to your attention span.
    • Work on increasing your attention span
    • Place yourself in the room where you will have the least distractions
resources
Resources
  • http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/students/how_to_study.html
  • http://salsa.missioncollege.org/mss/stories/storyReader$38