Math Success while Reducing Anxiety Workshop 1

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Math Success while Reducing Anxiety Workshop 1
Math Success while
Reducing Anxiety
Workshop
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Workshop Outline
Math
Counseling
 Register Right
 Learning Styles
 Mathematical Mindset
 Managing Test Anxiety
 Optimal Organization
 Stress Reduction Techniques
 Lasting through Lecture
 32-Day Commitment
 Homework Hints
 Test-Taking Tips
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Register Right
 Placement Tests
 Math 56 vs. Math 60
 Math 100 vs. Math 110
 Course Format
 Class Frequency and Meeting Time
 Grading Options
 Instructor
 Materials
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Mathematical Mindset
 Math is a skills-based course
 Math is a language
 College vs. High School
 Be proactive and persistent
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Optimal Organization
 Keep track of dates and deadlines
 Organizing a math notebook
 Using folders
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How Organized Are You?
 Is your organizational style good or bad?
 Think of 3 techniques you use (or habits you
have) for staying organized.
Make sure you feel in control.
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Make the most of every day
 Don’t get organized, Stay Organized!
 Use an wall calendar
 Use your cell phone
 Make daily to do lists (post-its). Reward yourself for
getting them done.
School 8-12
 Keep class material organized.
Go to Math Lab 12-1
Work 2-6
separate notebooks for
½ half Math homework
English essay outline
1 load laundry
½ Math homework
Reward 1 hour TV
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How to Use Your Notebook
 Keep your notebook where you study
 Use folders or a smaller notebook for class
 Take 5 minutes to organize everyday
 After class
 Before homework
 After tests
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Title Page for Your Notebook
If found return to:
Sammy White 760-823-4565
Course: Math 15 Prealgebra .
Instructor: Susie White
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Phone: 760-744-1150 ext. 3641 .
E-mail: [email protected]
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Office: NS-321
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Office Hours: M W 12:30-1:30 .
T 10-12, Th 11:15-12:15
Class contacts:
1. John Smith 436-8889 [email protected]
2. Kate Jones 436-4775 [email protected]
Test scores:
Final:
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Lasting through Lecture
 Preview the material
 Prepare your mind and body
 Participate
 Take effective notes
 Reflect
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Making the Most of Class Time
 Do you get to class early?
 Where do you sit?
 Do you take notes?
 How much do you write?
Develop positive habits and
relationships.
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Before Class
Come to Class Prepared
 At a minimum, PREVIEW the:
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Section and
Homework problems
 READ the section
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Flag important pages
Be careful of copying down information
Don’t over analyze examples before class
 Arrive early & get a good seat
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Near “good” students
On the “good” side of the classroom
Survey / read the book
Do a 10 minute warm-up
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During Class
 Take neat organized notes
 Listen, stay focused
 Work examples
 Participate
 Ask questions
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Taking Notes
During Class
 Top right corner:
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Date
Book section #
Page #
 Use abbreviations and symbols
 Work steps in the examples if you can
 Use personalized cues
Boxes
Bullets / Asterisks
Underline
Keywords
Color code
Call outs
After Class
 Rework your notes, NOT rewrite. Add:
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Hi-lighting
More personal clues
More detail
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Personalized
Notes
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After Class
 Read the section
 Rework flags
 Analyze the examples or work them
 Start the homework as soon as possible, before
you leave campus.
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Homework Hints
 Environment
 Timing
 Neatness
 Annotate
 Use your resources
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How do you approach homework?
 What steps do you take in doing your homework?
 When and where do you do your homework?
 How long does it take you to do your homework
for a 1 hour math class?
 Do you do it all at once?
 What do you do if you get stuck?
Spend more time reviewing
homework and notes every day and
less time “studying for the test.”
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Homework is Your Practice Time
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Work someplace free from distractions
Always use pencil.
Keep your notes handy.
CHECK YOUR ANSWERS
If you make a mistake, circle the problem number, even
if you figure it out.
Take short breaks.
Use the “10 minutes of frustration” rule – hi-light the
problem number, write a note.
Start before you leave school so you can GET HELP!!!
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Office Hours
Math Lab, TLC Center
Library tutor
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Practice Everyday
 Use two sessions
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Work both hard and easy problems each session
Work every other problem assigned
Time yourself
You should be faster and make less mistakes during the
second session
It will take less time to complete!
Make it study friendly
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Work neat, show all your work
Write notes to yourself
Make it easy to track mistakes
Add a final “note to self”
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Practice Smart
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Review your homework
Make it study friendly
 Work neat, show all your work
 Write notes to yourself
 Make it easy to track mistakes
 Add a final “note to self”
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Remember You Are In-control
 Stay organized
 Never throw anything away, file it
 Make the most of your time
 Do homework effectively
 Focus on learning
 Minimize the time you spend focused on the
test
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Test-Taking Tips
 Practice Test
 Review wording and terminology
 Avoid cramming
 Arrive prepared
 During the test
 After the test
 The final
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