All of us, students and non-students alike, forget important things. This happens when we don't transfer information into long-term memory. It is important to know how to do this in order to do well in school and beyond. Just think about it: you need to remember what you read, what your boss told you, the driving directions someone rushes at you at a stoplight, or, if you are a student, what the teacher says.
Learning new material is always a challenge, but a great way to lessen that challenge is to get a handle on how the brain works and make more effective use of it. There are two different sides of the learning coin, as I like to think of it: On one side you have understanding, and on the other side you have recall. For effective learning, you have to maximize both of these aspects of the process.
It is obvious that for success in school mathematics it is necessary to master elementary mental computational skills at first - addition and subtraction within the limits of 20, multiplication and division within the limits of 100. In spite of this there are kids in third, fourth, and fifth grade who cannot - without a calculator - add 8 to 5, subtract 7 from 12, multiply 7 by 8, divide 54 by 9 and so on. Just those very pupils have considerable difficulties while learning the other basic topics of arithmetic and algebra. They cannot master well operations with two and three digit numbers, common fractions, negative numbers, like terms, brackets, simple equations etc. Even calculators cannot help them.
Lecture notes sure come in handy-and we teachers always remind students to take them, store them, and study them. If they want to keep up, participate, and shine on tests, that is. No problem or complaints from some. Others groan, though, when it's get-it-all-down time. What about your child? Any of these sound familiar?
These twelve tips will help you get through any test and as long as you prepared adequately for it, you will certainly get an A.
Have you ever touched a hot iron and then pulled your hand away really quickly to avoid getting burned? Did you have to think to yourself "Gee! - this iron is hot - I better not touch it any longer because it'll probably cause a really bad burn on my hand". The answer is obviously NO! You wouldn't have had any time to think about what you should do and pulling your hand away is automatic. It's what we call a "reflex" action. It doesn't involve much, if any, thinking because by the time you think about it, it's too late.
You're in the thick of the school year. It seems like there are so many things going on, like assignments, projects, and extracurricular activities. Now a test is coming up and you've got to do well on it. How should you study so you do better on that test?
Many children like chess, why? Simply put, it is a game and it is fun and children can play it without using a computer. Can you image nowadays that parents are telling me that their children spend too much time on computers playing games? Parents do not want to see children continue to use computer at learning centers any more since their children become near-sighted by spending too much time on the computer. This article is not about if the use of computer could potentially harm children’s eyes but to find out how to direct children’s interest to do math.
An exam tests more than your knowledge. It tests your mental discipline and emotional stability too. Some students occasionally collapse under the threat of exams. Fear makes them nervous or they suddenly become sick. To avoid this disease of test anxiety, try the following prescription:
It's difficult to juggle a job, family life, and school. That's why it's extremely important to maximize your study time. Here are 7 keys to help you improve your study time and avoid distractions: