Math Study Skills Suggestions
Reasons Why People Have Math Anxiety
1. People don't try to understand; they just memorize.
2. They are under prepared - MATH IS CUMULATIVE.
How to Study Math
1. Keep up - review notes after class.
2. Take good notes - put everything from the board on paper.
3. Read the text - if you don't understand, get help.
4. Get a study friend.
5. Have a set time to get math homework. Treat it as a scheduled class.
How to Study for Math Exams
1. Start at Day One - do homework.
2. Memorize formulas - use flashcards.
3. Rework problems that you missed on the homework.
Math is Problem Solving
1. Read the full question.
2. Analyze and Compute.
-- what's given?
-- what do I need to find?
-- what to I need to do?
4. Draw pictures - can simplify problem.
5. Use a calculator - do calculations twice.
6. Check your results - do the problem again another way.