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Reading a Math Textbook Steven Diaz Math Instructor Academic Enhancement Center St. Thomas University
Not  like reading a novel!
Don’t skip the  chapter openers !
The  headings  are clues!
Every  word  counts!
Decode the  symbols !
Read the  margin notes !
Study the  illustrations !
Write  as you  read !
Practice the  examples !
Check for  understanding !
So, what is the  strategy ? <ul><li>Look at the chapter openers and page headings to get the big picture of the content. <...
So, what is the  strategy ? <ul><li>Fill in any gaps you still have about the chapter content by asking for help or referr...
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Reading A Math Textbook

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A presentation to help students read effectively a mathematics textbook.

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Reading A Math Textbook

  1. 1. Reading a Math Textbook Steven Diaz Math Instructor Academic Enhancement Center St. Thomas University
  2. 2. Not like reading a novel!
  3. 3. Don’t skip the chapter openers !
  4. 4. The headings are clues!
  5. 5. Every word counts!
  6. 6. Decode the symbols !
  7. 7. Read the margin notes !
  8. 8. Study the illustrations !
  9. 9. Write as you read !
  10. 10. Practice the examples !
  11. 11. Check for understanding !
  12. 12. So, what is the strategy ? <ul><li>Look at the chapter openers and page headings to get the big picture of the content. </li></ul><ul><li>Skim through the pages to get a sense of the content. </li></ul><ul><li>Reread but this time thoroughly. Write as you read. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice the examples. </li></ul>
  13. 13. So, what is the strategy ? <ul><li>Fill in any gaps you still have about the chapter content by asking for help or referring to other sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on what you have read to make connections and internalize the content. </li></ul><ul><li>Take ownership of what you read by explaining the content in your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice what you have learned. </li></ul>

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