• How to Study for Math

    • VOCAB: Geometry is very vocab-driven and therefore studying the vocabulary on a daily basis is vital.
      • You can study the vocab by making your own flashcards, adding new words and definitions each night.
      • You can also download the free Quizlet app for your phone. This app allows you to make your own flashcards or use ones that have already been made. If you search “Big Ideas Geometry Chapter 1” you’ll find pre-made flashcards for the entire chapter.

     

    • STUDY GUIDE: It is more effective to study all of the critical information when it’s on one piece of paper than to read through twelve pages of notes.
      • At the beginning of each chapter, take out a blank piece of paper and title it “Chapter 1 Study Guide.”
      • After the first lesson, put all of the critical information from that lesson onto your study guide and repeat this process for each new lesson. For example, any theorems, postulates, etc. Anything that Ms. K told you to star, circle, or highlight should go on your study guide.
      • Most examples should not be put on your study guide (otherwise all you’re doing is re-writing your notes), unless it was one that really tripped you up during the lesson or one that Ms. K suggested you put on your study guide.
      • You should take 5-10 minutes each night to look over the study guide and add new critical information. By the time you get to the chapter test, you’ll have a study guide ready to go.

     

    • RE-DO PROBLEMS: The great thing about math is that if you can do the problems correctly, you know you understand the material.
      • You should absolutely re-do any review problems that you got incorrect the first time around. If you completed the review in class, it’s a good idea to re-do the review later that night (treat it like a practice test) since you’ll have all the correct work and answers to use as an answer key.
      • You can review your previous homework assignments by clicking on the “reports” tab after logging into clever.com. Re-doing any problems that you got wrong will certainly help prepare you for the chapter quiz or test.
      • If you ever want extra worksheets to work on, just ask. I can easily print out extra practice worksheets and send the answer keys with you as well (there’s no point in doing extra problems if you cannot check your work.