Study Math

PDF: How to Study Math

Prepare Your Work Space:

  1. quiet area without music or television or noisy voices
  2. paper, sharp pencil, eraser, and pencil sharpener
  3. a calculator for marking your work

Get Started:

  1. Get some questions to do:
    • Take home a practice sheet.
    • Ask your parents to make up some questions for you.
  1. Do 1 question, carefully showing your work:
    • Is it right? Do 2 more questions.
    • Is it wrong? Go back and figure out what went wrong.
      • Did you make a silly mistake?
        • Yes = do the question again more carefully.
    • Do you not know your times tables?
      • Use a times tables chart while you do the questions.
      • Spend 10 minutes every night learning the times tables by heart.
    • Do you not know how you went wrong?
      • Go back and read your study sheets again.
      • Ask your parent to look at your work to see what went wrong.
      • Keep doing the question until you can figure out how to get the right answer.
  1. Do 2 more questions, carefully showing your work:
    • Are they right? Do 5 more questions.
    • Are they wrong? Go back and figure out what went wrong.
      • Did you make silly mistakes?
        • Yes = do the questions again more carefully.
    • Do you not know how you went wrong?
      • Go back and read your study sheets again.
      • Ask your parent to look at your work to see what went wrong.
      • Keep doing the questions until you can figure out how to get the right answer.
  1. Keep doing more questions until you can correctly complete 5 questions in a row.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

 

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