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Study Tips For A Great Education In Math. Created By Lynn Husen Follow These Four Study Tips. Taking Notes and Keeping a Journal Listening Skills Working Together Managing Your Time. Taking Notes and Keeping a Journal.

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Study Tips For A

Great Education

In Math

Created By

Lynn Husen


Follow These Four

Study Tips

  • Taking Notes and Keeping a Journal
  • Listening Skills
  • Working Together
  • Managing Your Time

Taking Notes and Keeping a Journal

  • Think how helpful notes can be to you. Notes should help you remember what you learned in class.

Taking Notes In Math

  • Notes should also serve as a guide when you try exercises on your own.

Taking Notes In Math

  • Make notes on any new concepts and formulas you have just learned.
  • Write down any concepts your teacher put on the board. You’ll need to know these for a test.

Taking Notes In Math

  • If your teacher gives you problems to solve, look back over your notes for help.
  • Note-taking improves your understanding of new topics because it makes you listen carefully and focus on the key details.

Keeping A Journal

  • A math journal is a good place to record examples as well as fun facts about mathematics.

Keeping A Journal

  • Write about new vocabulary, use symbols with examples, and draw diagrams or illustrations.
  • Include descriptions or discussions of how mathematics is used in the world around you.

Listening Skills

  • Listen attentively - Think about what the teacher is saying and how the problem is being solved.
  • Ask a question if you are uncertain about a particular step or part of a solution.
  • By listening, you will also be ready to respond if you are called upon.

Working Together

Find A Math Buddy

  • Learning to work together in a group is an important skill.
  • Whether the project is with school, community, or family, the group that is able to work together will have good results.
  • To make a group more effective, practice these good work habits.

Good Work Habits

  • Cooperation - The only way a group can cooperate and work together successfully is to use common courtesy and share a common goal.
  • Everyone in the group should take part in the project and no one should be left out.

Good Work Habits

  • Responsibility - Success is learning and reaching the goals of the group.
  • You need to be responsible for yourself and for the whole group.
  • Do your assigned task carefully and help others do theirs.

Good Work Habits

  • Listening -Listen to group members as they explain the methods they used to solve a problem.
  • For many problems there are alternate solutions, and you can learn a lot by listening to others explain their thinking.

Good Work Habits

  • Encouragement - Give words of encouragement and credit a job well done or a good suggestion.
  • Persons in the group who feel their efforts are appreciated will contribute more and feel better about their contributions.
  • Remember to be courteous.

Good Work Habits

  • Decision Making - The group often must decide what the project will be and when, where, and how to do it.
  • Be sure to state your points clearly.
  • But also, be willing to follow a different but equally good plan.

Good Work Habits

  • Creativity - Apply what you already know to learn new concepts, but be open-minded about new approaches and strategies.
  • Look for rules, patterns, and strategies.
  • Explore and make sense of new ideas as you work together to try to make new connections.

Managing Your Time

  • If you can’t seem to get things done on time (or at all), you might want to practice time management.
  • This will help you organize both your study time and your free time more efficiently since you should be spending less time on procrastination!

Managing Your Time

  • Keeping a Weekly Schedule A weekly planner helps you organize your assignments and plan for time to complete them.
  • It allows you to plan ahead and prepare for exams, projects, or assignments.
  • Keep this schedule in your notebook or in your math journal.

Managing Your Time

  • Make a Daily List - Write down things you need to do today and must do tomorrow.
  • Number them in order of importance.
  • Hang the list is a place where it is easy to check.
  • Check off items as you complete them.

Managing Your Time

  • Have a Homework Schedule Set aside a specific time for doing homework assignments.
  • Allow yourself short breaks between each assignment.
  • Do not make any break longer than 5 minutes, so you can finish your homework accurately and quickly.

Managing Your Time

  • Set Goals - Set realistic goals and reward yourself for completing tasks that you set for yourself.
  • Do not be too hard on yourself.
  • Try to learn from goals or tasks that you don’t quite achieve.
  • Reward yourself for reaching key goals.

Managing Your Time

  • Get It Done and Turn It In On Time - Go over all the directions your teacher has given you for completing an assignment.
  • Check your notes and your textbook to make sure that you know how to accurately complete an assignment.

Managing Your Time

  • Turning In The Assignment Keep completed assignments someplace where you can’t possibly forget to take them to school.
  • On the floor by the door
  • Put in your book bag
  • With your lunch money
  • In your math folder