Study Tips For A Great Education In Math Created By Lynn Husen [email_address]
<ul><li>Taking Notes and Keeping a Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Listening Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Working Together </li></ul...
<ul><li>Think  how helpful notes can be to you.  Notes should help you remember what you learned in class. </li></ul>Takin...
<ul><li>Notes should also serve as a guide when you try exercises on your own. </li></ul>Taking Notes In Math
<ul><li>Make notes on any new concepts and formulas you have just learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down any concepts your ...
<ul><li>If your teacher gives you problems to solve, look back over your notes for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking imp...
<ul><li>A math journal is a good place to record examples as well as fun facts about mathematics. </li></ul>Keeping A Jour...
<ul><li>Write about new vocabulary, use symbols with examples, and draw diagrams or illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Inclu...
<ul><li>Listen attentively -  Think about what the teacher is saying and how the problem is being solved. </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Learning to work together in a group is an important skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the project is with school, ...
<ul><li>Cooperation -  The only way a group can cooperate and work together successfully is to use common courtesy and sha...
<ul><li>Responsibility -  Success is learning and reaching the goals of the group.  </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be respo...
<ul><li>Listening -   Listen to group members as they explain the methods they used to solve a problem. </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Encouragement -  Give words of encouragement and credit a job well done or a good suggestion.  </li></ul><ul><li>P...
<ul><li>Decision Making -  The group often must decide what the project will be and when, where, and how to do it. </li></...
<ul><li>Creativity -  Apply what you already know to learn new concepts, but be open-minded about new approaches and strat...
<ul><li>If you can’t seem to get things done on time (or at all), you might want to practice time management. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Keeping a Weekly Schedule  A weekly planner helps you organize your assignments and plan for time to complete them...
<ul><li>Make a Daily List -  Write down things you need to do today and must do tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Number them in...
<ul><li>Have a Homework Schedule  Set aside a specific time for doing homework assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow yourse...
<ul><li>Set Goals -  Set realistic goals and reward yourself for completing tasks that you set for yourself. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Get It Done and Turn It In On Time -  Go over all the directions your teacher has given you for completing an assi...
<ul><li>Turning In The Assignment  Keep completed assignments someplace where you can’t possibly forget to take them to sc...
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  1. 1. Study Tips For A Great Education In Math Created By Lynn Husen [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Taking Notes and Keeping a Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Listening Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Working Together </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Your Time </li></ul>Follow These Four Study Tips
  3. 3. <ul><li>Think how helpful notes can be to you. Notes should help you remember what you learned in class. </li></ul>Taking Notes and Keeping a Journal
  4. 4. <ul><li>Notes should also serve as a guide when you try exercises on your own. </li></ul>Taking Notes In Math
  5. 5. <ul><li>Make notes on any new concepts and formulas you have just learned. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down any concepts your teacher put on the board. You’ll need to know these for a test. </li></ul>Taking Notes In Math
  6. 6. <ul><li>If your teacher gives you problems to solve, look back over your notes for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking improves your understanding of new topics because it makes you listen carefully and focus on the key details. </li></ul>Taking Notes In Math
  7. 7. <ul><li>A math journal is a good place to record examples as well as fun facts about mathematics. </li></ul>Keeping A Journal
  8. 8. <ul><li>Write about new vocabulary, use symbols with examples, and draw diagrams or illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Include descriptions or discussions of how mathematics is used in the world around you. </li></ul>Keeping A Journal
  9. 9. <ul><li>Listen attentively - Think about what the teacher is saying and how the problem is being solved. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a question if you are uncertain about a particular step or part of a solution . </li></ul><ul><li>By listening, you will also be ready to respond if you are called upon. </li></ul>Listening Skills
  10. 10. <ul><li>Learning to work together in a group is an important skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether the project is with school, community, or family, the group that is able to work together will have good results. </li></ul><ul><li>To make a group more effective, practice these good work habits. </li></ul>Working Together Find A Math Buddy
  11. 11. <ul><li>Cooperation - The only way a group can cooperate and work together successfully is to use common courtesy and share a common goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone in the group should take part in the project and no one should be left out. </li></ul>Good Work Habits
  12. 12. <ul><li>Responsibility - Success is learning and reaching the goals of the group. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to be responsible for yourself and for the whole group. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your assigned task carefully and help others do theirs. </li></ul>Good Work Habits
  13. 13. <ul><li>Listening - Listen to group members as they explain the methods they used to solve a problem. </li></ul><ul><li>For many problems there are alternate solutions, and you can learn a lot by listening to others explain their thinking. </li></ul>Good Work Habits
  14. 14. <ul><li>Encouragement - Give words of encouragement and credit a job well done or a good suggestion. </li></ul><ul><li>Persons in the group who feel their efforts are appreciated will contribute more and feel better about their contributions. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to be courteous. </li></ul>Good Work Habits
  15. 15. <ul><li>Decision Making - The group often must decide what the project will be and when, where, and how to do it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to state your points clearly. </li></ul><ul><li>But also, be willing to follow a different but equally good plan. </li></ul>Good Work Habits
  16. 16. <ul><li>Creativity - Apply what you already know to learn new concepts, but be open-minded about new approaches and strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for rules, patterns, and strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and make sense of new ideas as you work together to try to make new connections. </li></ul>Good Work Habits
  17. 17. <ul><li>If you can’t seem to get things done on time (or at all), you might want to practice time management. </li></ul><ul><li>This will help you organize both your study time and your free time more efficiently since you should be spending less time on procrastination! </li></ul>Managing Your Time
  18. 18. <ul><li>Keeping a Weekly Schedule A weekly planner helps you organize your assignments and plan for time to complete them. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows you to plan ahead and prepare for exams, projects, or assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep this schedule in your notebook or in your math journal. </li></ul>Managing Your Time
  19. 19. <ul><li>Make a Daily List - Write down things you need to do today and must do tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Number them in order of importance. </li></ul><ul><li>Hang the list is a place where it is easy to check. </li></ul><ul><li>Check off items as you complete them. </li></ul>Managing Your Time
  20. 20. <ul><li>Have a Homework Schedule Set aside a specific time for doing homework assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow yourself short breaks between each assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not make any break longer than 5 minutes, so you can finish your homework accurately and quickly. </li></ul>Managing Your Time
  21. 21. <ul><li>Set Goals - Set realistic goals and reward yourself for completing tasks that you set for yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be too hard on yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to learn from goals or tasks that you don’t quite achieve. </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself for reaching key goals. </li></ul>Managing Your Time
  22. 22. <ul><li>Get It Done and Turn It In On Time - Go over all the directions your teacher has given you for completing an assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Check your notes and your textbook to make sure that you know how to accurately complete an assignment. </li></ul>Managing Your Time
  23. 23. <ul><li>Turning In The Assignment Keep completed assignments someplace where you can’t possibly forget to take them to school. </li></ul><ul><li>On the floor by the door </li></ul><ul><li>Put in your book bag </li></ul><ul><li>With your lunch money </li></ul><ul><li>In your math folder </li></ul>Managing Your Time

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