When I was a student and the teacher would say, “Study your
math test! “I think,” how can I ‘trial’ for the math test? ”
I now realize that the ‘investigation’ is the wrong one. You really need
to ‘practice’ for the math test.
Math test not only need to know the material, they
need to know how to do something with this material.
This change requires a change in your preparation. Unlike other
test, there is no way to prepare for a math test night
before. At that point, you either know the material or you
not, but there’s no faking.
First, it is important to understand the common causes
students loose points on the math test. They are:
1) Do not read the directions! (This is the big one!)
2) Do not write neatly. (ie lost a number of
tens place for the one who should be in the hundreds of
3) understand math vocabulary.
4) do not do their homework regularly to get appropriate
5) Do not know basic addition, subtraction,
multiplication and / or division facts their fluent.
Simply be aware that each of these factors can affect the
rating is half the battle, but as you probably
guess, there’s more you can do
** Action Plan **
Step 1 :. Know the basic math facts! There are hundreds of
math on the internet to help you practice the facts.
They are the foundation of mathematics and will continue to hold
you back if you can not answer each of them (0-10) in
Step 2 :. When you do your homework, remind yourself that you
are actually “learning” for the next math test. Circle all
problems that you do not know how to do and ask for help
class the next day. As you correct your homework in class,
circle all the problems that you did wrong and take notes on how to
make them right
Step 3 :. Three nights for your test, learn math
vocabulary and doing 10-15 practice problems with the “wrong”
answers your homework. Repeat the next night with
different problems homework
Step 4 :. The night before the test, they dear
vocabulary and make one problem from each night’s
Step 5 :. When you first get the test, write down any
formulas or definitions you are afraid you might forget
Step 6 :. Read the instructions! Twice
Step 7 :. Write neatly. Keep the numbers right
Step 8 :. When you are stuck, do as much as you can (you can
get partial credit), should drop and move on.
Come back to it if you have time
Step 9 :. After testing is gone, make sure that you understand
any mistakes and how to correct them. If you are not
understand the subject now, you will continue to have
problem in the following sections.
** Finally **
Math can be challenging because everything you learn builds
the knowledge that you should have learned before. If you lose
something, it will catch up with you. However, if you
– Learn math facts,
– Treat your homework as it is the practice test and study
from your mistakes,
– Take time to learn math vocabulary
– Read the instructions …
… it will not be long before mathematics test scores will soar!