Math Survival Guide: How to Study for Math Tests 08

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"It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently."
-- Anthony Robbins

          I could go on further with fractions…  How to add and subtract fractions

when the denominators are the same… How to add and subtract fractions

when the denominators are different… How to multiply fractions…  How to

divide fractions.  But, I’m sure you get the idea.  Didn’t it look a lot less scary

when it was all written out?  AND didn’t it look so much more approachable? 

You’ll be amazed, too, at how much you will learn by just making the outlines. 

You’ll also find that they REALLY reduce test anxiety (which I’ll talk about



          You’ll also definitely want to go through your notes when making

outlines.  Look for things that you put stars by and things that your teacher

got excited about or really stressed.  Be sure to mention these in your outline!


          Outlining is a tool that you can use in your other classes too.  It’s also a

very valuable tool in most careers.


The Familiarity Problem


          Have you ever taken a math test… and you thought you really knew the

stuff… and you failed anyway?


          So many times, I’ve handed students back “D“ or “F” exams and gotten

a very confused look while the students say, “But, I knew the material.”  They

look at me like         I must have done something wrong!  I know they are

thinking, “Hey, lady, what did you do to my test?  It was an “A” when I turned

it  in!”

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