Friday, November 26, 2010

Become Good at Math

top believing that you can't do math. Everyone has the capability to do math. Math is just as important as literacy, and just like with learning how to read, learning how to excel in math takes Time And Patience. Start With MEMORIZATION. Although The School System Seems To Discourage Memorization As a way to learn spelling and math, it can work. Learn the multiplication tables through 10. Learning the tables at least through 10 means you can FIGURE OUT things longhand if you need to.

ractice, practice, practice. Practice is a central part of learning math, as well as just about anything else in life. Most children don't know how to read after picking up just one book, just as most people can't FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO MATH problems just by looking at one equation. And it's much easier to memorize formulas if you're constantly using them. PRACTICE. Much like we didn't all drive a car perfectly the first time we tried, math also takes practice.

At the grocery store, work on estimating what the before-tax cost of your purchase will be, or calculate the amount you are saving via coupons. It is not NECESSARY TO BE EXACT, just to work on math. As your math skills IMPROVE, you will get closer to the actual price.
Get rid of the digital products when possible. Digital clocks make it more difficult to teach children to read an old-style clock. Get A WIND-UP CLOCK. Rather than using a calculator, use a pencil and paper to practice basic math.
Pay for everything for one week, or even ONE DAY, IN CASH. WITH THE constant use of credit cards and debit cards, people can;'t even make change properly anymore without a computer or cash register to tell them what the change is. Pay some bills with cash, and if you are due to receive change, try to figure out beforehand how much you should get back.
PRACTICE ON MATH WORKSHEETS. Make random math problems for yourself on a sheet of paper and do the math without using a calculator. Then, use the calculator to check your work. Getting to be good at math is mostly just a matter of memorization and practice.
Be humble. The best learners are people who are filled with awe and love for their Creator as they gaze on the vast intellectual landscape which He has provided them to explore. They Know Their Teachers Are Only guides along the way, having knowledge which required a lot of work to aquire, but who are still exploring that landscape as well. They know that past experiences may not necessarily point the direction for current ones, and they readily shed old perspectives when new ones are REQUIRED. AND, THEY ARE TOO happy about the delights of the journey to demand quick transport from one destination to another.

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