Math Survival Guide: How to Study for Math Tests 13
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"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." 
This is one of the reasons why it isn’t good to just get by with a “C” in a math class. With only “C” knowledge, you’re probably going to get mangled in the next course. You really do need to know it at an “A” or “B” level to do well (or even survive) later.
Memorizing
I’m usually not a proponent of memorizing stuff in math. You definitely should not just try to memorize how to do a problem. It’s best for you to remember how to do the problem by understanding how the problem works.
But, there are some things you have to memorize – like your times tables and the quadratic formula. (By the way, if you still don’t know your times tables, you are not alone. Please download some free flash cards from Coolmath4kids.com and learn those puppies! You will be so much more comfortable when you know them well.) When there is real memorizing to be done, I’m a huge fan of flash cards! I used them all through my math classes and they really helped. One of the great things is that you can take them with you everywhere you go. Have to stand in line at the DMV? Learn some math while doing it! Continued on the next page

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