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ONE TOPIC AT A TIME","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257596,"object_id":"savannah101368583164","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Focus on mastering one topic before moving onto the next. In math, every topic builds on the previous one. If you are having a problem with a topic, continue working with that one until you understand it and can solve problems on it. Try watching videos, reading the textbook, attending tutoring, and/or looking at examples.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257597,"object_id":"savannah101368583169","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"2. PRACTICE PROBLEMS","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257599,"object_id":"savannah101368583172","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Try example problems and check your answers to gain practice for every lesson. You cannot just read a section in a math book and become an expert on it. You must do problems. If you can't solve them then you are not ready to move on. This will help build your confidence, which is vital when it comes to math. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257601,"object_id":"savannah101368583175","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"3. WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257603,"object_id":"savannah101368583178","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"When approaching a math question, do not try to work it out in your head first. Write down everything that goes through your mind, even simple steps such as adding or subtracting. This will help you check over your work later, and follow your train of thought. If you try to do too many steps at one time, you will probably get confused or lost and make a mistake.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257605,"object_id":"savannah101368583182","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"4. QUIET PLACES","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257606,"object_id":"savannah101368583185","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Many people listen to music or the TV as 'background noise\" while studying. However, doing this will probably cause you to read something 3 or 4 times before you understand it. If you were working in silence, you would only need to read it once. Try to find a quiet spot in your home or in the library to get your schoolwork done. You will work much faster because you'll be able to focus and absorb more.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257607,"object_id":"savannah101368583188","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"5. HELP OTHERS","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257609,"object_id":"savannah101368583191","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"If someone asks you for help, try to explain the topic to them as best you can. The process of rephrasing information back to someone else and breaking things down will increase your own understanding. It will help you master that topic. Also, it will make clear the basics of the topic, which will help you as you move on in your math studies.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257610,"object_id":"savannah101368583194","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"6. NO PEN","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257611,"object_id":"savannah101368583198","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Never, ever do math problems in pen. You will make a mistake sooner or later. When you do, erasing your mistake and writing over it will save space as well as be much neater and more organized. You should refrain from scratching something out as it will end up confusing not only you, but your teacher as well. You want clean-neat paper with a clean well thought-out solution.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257613,"object_id":"savannah101368583200","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"7. PROPER SUPPLIES","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257614,"object_id":"savannah101368583203","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Use mechanical pencils if you can. Not only do you not need to sharpen them, they allow for cleaner lines, making your work much neater. As well, it's a smart idea to buy a good quality eraser that will not smear your writing all over the page. Investing in a good mechanical pencil and a good separate eraser is something you won't regret.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257616,"object_id":"savannah101368583206","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"8. NEAT & ORGANIZED","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257617,"object_id":"savannah101368583209","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Keep your solutions neat and lined up vertically, one step on every line. Never work horizontally. It may take less space, but it will create clutter and cause confusion. Working vertically helps the teacher to follow your work and allows him/her to give you partial marks, even if your final answer is incorrect.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257618,"object_id":"savannah101368583212","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"9. NO LATE NIGHTS","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257620,"object_id":"savannah101368583215","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Don't try problems very late at night. Attempting math late at night, after 12 or 1am, is just doing yourself a disservice. Your brain cannot function when it is exhausted or overworked. Silly mistakes are more likely to be made when trying to work late at night. These mistakes can usually be avoided if your brain is properly rested and alert.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257621,"object_id":"savannah101368583221","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"10. DRAW PICTURES","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257623,"object_id":"savannah101368583224","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"If you are a visual learner, pay close attention to this step. When possible, try drawing a picture of the problem, to help you understand. This method helps us to internalize the information better than numbers and variables. It can really help you figure out you next steps.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":1257685,"object_id":"savannah101368583478","particle_type":"quote","picture":null,"text":"Remember, the key to attacking a math problem is taking it one step at a time. 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