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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.
3. Given/Find/Need:
-- 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.

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