# TIPS FOR MATH SUCCESS

**Read Your Textbook**

Complete the reading before the lecture; record definitions in your notes; look
at the way questions are worded.

**Make Flashcards for Math Facts , Solution Steps , Formulas, and Math
Vocabulary**

There is a lot of memorization to accomplish in math ; use mnemonics for steps in
solutions like Daddy, mother, sister, brother for the steps to solve a long
division problem (Divide, multiply, subtract, bring down), and make flashcards
to memorize formulas and math vocabulary. The terms in math are unique and may
have a different meaning when being used in other subjects.

**Take Good Notes in Class**

Write down all examples and explanations

**Ask Questions During Class**

Never leave class feeling confused (stay after to speak to your instructor if
necessary).

**Do Your Homework**

Even if the instructor doesn’t always collect it! Expect to spend 2-3 hours

for every one hour of lecture doing your math homework . This practice is

invaluable to learning the information and to making it “stick” in your

memory bank.

**Review Your Notes Before Starting Your Homework**

This will help eliminate confusion .

**Follow These Steps on Your Homework :**

•Show your work.

•Check your answers using the methods taught in class before checking the answers
in the back of the book.

•When you come to a problem that gives you trouble, review your lecture notes and
the text. If you are still unable to do the problem, ask your tutor or teacher.
Get help. Do not ignore the problem.

**Investigate Available Help Early**

Don’t wait to find a tutor, join a study group , or talk to your instructor.

**Avoid Getting Behind**

It’s too hard to catch up and causes unhealthy stress.

**Review Daily**

Then you’ll be well prepared for tests .

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