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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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### 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
• What vocabulary words are important?
• Any rules that apply to the problems you are about to practice?
Homework: Just do it!
• 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
• 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
Class: The forgotten study tool
• Review what you discussed in the previous class
• Be prepared: book, notebook, pencil, homework
• Be engaged
• Listen to your classmates’ questions
• Take part in class discussion
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
• 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
• Be confident
• Don’t worry
• Have what you need
• Look over the entire test quickly. If the order doesn’t matter, do the ones you feel best about first.
• Check for your frequent errors
• Breathe
• VARK
• Multiple Intelligences
Visual Learners
• Learn best through seeing
• You like charts, diagrams, pictures…
• 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
• 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
• 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
• http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/students/how_to_study.html