Math Survival Guide: How to Study for Math Tests 03
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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
|Instead, I told the students that I would teach them how to make their own|
outlines… and I did. Grades were even better! Why were the grades better?
Because the students learned about the math WHILE they were making the
outlines. Cool deal!
The best way for me to teach you how to outline is by example… Let’s
do fractions! Uh-oh, did I just scare you with that word? Yes, in math,
“fraction” IS the “F” word! (When I want to make my house really scary for
Halloween, I just put a bunch of fraction tests along the walk up to my front
door.) Actually, I hope that you did get a little scared by the “F” word, because
I want you to see how much better you’ll feel after you see my outline.
Working from a typical fractions chapter, here’s my outline:
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