Effectively Learning Math , Math? Hmmmm? These words sound like jumbo shrimp. Who studies math? Everyone studies math, that is the answer. Many students don’t know how to study math, or how to read math. This is because they’ve never been taught. What? Your textbook is more than a homework resource. It is important to read the book, review what you have read, and take notes. This article will be more in-depth.
Math teachers should teach their students how to read and understand math. They don’t really know what they are doing. Take special care to read what I have to say if you are a parent. Your child can still benefit from your help. All you need to do is know the basics of mathematics and walk by asking “Tell me about that section.” It doesn’t matter if you know all the answers. Listen for hesitations in speech. This is a sign that you need to practice more.
Tips to Effectively Study Math: (Order matters.)
Read the entire chapter before your teacher begins discussing it.
This isn’t for comprehension–just pre-exposure. This will give you an idea of what you’ll be studying. It sets the scene. NOTE: Please read loud. Your learning will be greatly enhanced if you read aloud. You will soon be able to recognize words that you don’t know how pronounce.
Take excellent notes in class.
Note down all information written on the board. As questions are asked, add your own comments to the notes. Don’t assume that you will be able to remember. This is not how the brain works. The brain is not good at learning. Its primary function is survival. The brain needs to be given the tools it needs to learn. Learning requires many repetitions of facts and skills. By many, I mean approximately 50 repetitions–sometimes more, sometimes fewer, although not all at the same time. This means that you need to practice a lot. Practice what you don’t remember and can’t recall. You need a strong safety net for your notes.
Ask questions immediately about any topic you are unsure of.
If time is limited, don’t leave class without answering any questions. If you are left with unanswered questions, don’t leave class. Negative peer pressure should not stop you from learning and helping yourself. Sometimes, kids can be quite nasty to students who work hard and are trying. They are trying to manipulate your behavior because they fear you will make them look bad. They want you to be stopped for their benefit, but this is YOUR future that you are creating. Don’t be a duck, and don’t let anything negative happen. You won’t even remember their names in a few years.
Take a break at home to recharge your brain, then set up your study space.
This includes no music, TV, computer, or other distractions. Multi-tasking is not something the brain can do. This is the truth. You can be more efficient in your study if you eliminate distractions. If you are having difficulty with math, it is best to do your math homework first and then study.
Start your study session by going back through all of the chapters.
This allows you to keep the chapter together and not just the sections. It can be boring to read math. This will not be the most exciting material you’ve ever read, but it is one of the most important. Make sure you LISTEN OUT LOUD.
When you are reading math, look at the last paragraph and try to answer the question.
Go back and read it again. This process can be repeated until you are able to explain the concept aloud. Start with the first section and work your way up. Your brain will soon be able to concentrate on the material as it anticipates a question. Be asking questions as you go from paragraph to paragraph. Each section must be viewed as a piece of a puzzle and all pieces should be grouped together.
Now open your notes and scan them.
Now scan through the notes from previous days. Take a closer look at the notes of the present and read them louder.
What are some questions you might ask?
You might have a Teddy Bear, or a photo of someone in your study area. TEACH the “person” in your study area. Helping someone else to learn is the fastest way to consolidate or retain information.
Start working on homework once you feel confident about the information.
You will need to create a study tool, a piece of paper that you can take with you for two weeks or three years and explain what each section is about, how you solve them, and why it was don e this way. An answer list is useless. It’s not necessary for the teacher and will be useless tomorrow. Don’t waste your time. This will help you save time and stress for the final exam or test. This will help you retain the information for long-term retention, and it will speed up your test study.
Your brain will pay more attention to your questions and be able to explain things quickly.
If you follow these ten steps, the review day should be simple. You can make a note of any information you forget and spend more time at home if you find it. Don’t get too excited about the test, and don’t stay up later. Be confident in yourself. All the information you need is right in front of your eyes. Your brain will function well if you are properly rested. You can either review your review sheet, if you have one, or quickly go through the notes and homework pages that are your primary study tools.