Top Tips On How To Improve In Maths

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Top Tips On How To Improve In Maths

  1. 1. ==== ====For tips on dealing with mental maths without using a calculator or pens, try this Fun With Figuressite.http://tinyurl.com/726pc3y==== ====Most students are of the opinion that you dont "study" for math. You either understand it or youdont. They think that if you understand it, then you will probably always figure out the nextformula, and if you dont understand math, well, then you had better plan a career that involveswriting. Sadly, students own misconceptions about math create self-fulfilling prophecies when itcomes to improvement in this area. Failing to study for math creates poor math students, but withthe correct study methods, anyone can improve their math skills.The process begins by understanding that its true, some peoples brains work better in this fieldinitially, just like some people have a gift for writing or speaking, but everyone can improve. Thetechniques for studying math are similar to studying for anything else, but there are a couple ofadditions to the process. Heres a rundown of some simple steps you can use to study for math.As you are working through a chapter or unit, take notes. You should always be taking notes, inevery subject, but particularly in math. Taking notes helps you to process information into yourown words and your own patterns of understanding so that you begin to "own" the material.In your notes, keep a separate section just for formulas. Include two or three examples of how theformula is used, and as you encounter difficult applications of the formula, add to the notes abouthow this formula can vary. In other words, the formulas section of your notes will be ever-expanding to illustrate correct usage of the formula.Instead of working all of your homework problems and then getting the results, try working yourhomework problems one at a time. This isnt possible for everyone, but for those who have accessto the correct answers, the process is like this. Work a problem, check your answer, and then ifcorrect, you can move on. If your answer is not correct, you need to stop and do a critique. Dontreinforce bad habits by working through multitudes of incorrect steps. Check each answer beforeyou move on to see if you have applied the terms and formulas correctly.Critique every wrong answer every time. If you werent able to access the answers while you wereworking, then you will have to do this at the end, but at whatever point you discover an incorrectanswer, stop and critique the problem. This will allow you to correct your steps, determine whatyou were doing wrong, and avoid this type of mistake in the future, particularly if you are makingthe same type of error time and time again.Review your notes every day at the end of your math class. Rewrite any formulas that were givingyou trouble, including examples of how they are done. Take a few minutes to find similar
  2. 2. homework problems that use this formula or application and do one or two extra problems forreview. Create your own problems if you cannot find any similar ones, and work those for practice.Prior to a test, review each of your critiques to see what types of mistakes you were making andmentally trace your improvement in these areas. Have you done fewer critiques of the same typeof error as the unit has progressed? You should find that you are improving your awareness ofpotential problem areas, and that because of this awareness, you are making fewer of thesemistakes. If not, spend more time reviewing and recreating practice problems of this type prior tothe test.These simple steps do not add significant time to your studies, but they will radically increase yourcompetency in math. Take the time to invest in your own habits for math, study your own work toidentify your challenge areas, and use a continual process of study and critiques to improve yourskills.If you would like to get more information on college prep, educational coaching, homeschooling, orcurricula for middle school and high school, please email us atinfo@nationalhomeschoolacademy.com.Or, click on the link below and enter your email address to get your free copy of the "CritiqueSystem Guide," an invaluable tool to improve math skill and competency.http://www.nationalhomeschoolacademy.com/default.aspx?name=nha.publicschoolsArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Camille_Rodriquez==== ====For tips on dealing with mental maths without using a calculator or pens, try this Fun With Figuressite.http://tinyurl.com/726pc3y==== ====

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