What is the best way to study for Math and make it interesting?

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I think the best way to study math is practice.  Download (or ask your teacher for) some practice problems.  If you have a lot of terms or formulas to memorize, you might consider making flashcards.  I'm sure that doesn't sound very interesting but you can make the process fun.  I used to enjoy creating and decorating flash cards to study.  You can also usually find some interesting math problems.  Word problems can be particularly fun if you can find an interesting source.  For instance, find (or create your own) word problems about things you find interesting.  Maybe they are word problems that contain a joke.  Maybe they are word problems about your friends.

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I have to agree that finding a way to apply it to your life would certainly help. Unfortunately, many people are simply put off by math given its difficulty. I would suggest that you buckle down and study regardless of your like or dislike. Some subjects are those which are mastered by necessity and not enjoyment.

 

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You can find ways to relate math to your life.  For example, you might find out what the practical application of the math you are studying is.  If you are studying gemoetry and algebra, you can use these to plan how much paint you would need if you were going to paint your room, for example, and how much it would cost.

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As with any subject, the best way to study math depends upon your preferred learning style. Once you have identified the method of learning that best suits your individual personality, you can apply the techniques of that methodology to your math content to make your studies interesting and effective.

If you learn best when you see the information, you might make posters or notecards with the information you are learning. Use color-coding to help with organizing the facts. Create tables or diagrams or charts to help you see how the parts of the material relate to each other.

If you are an auditory learner and need to hear things to remember them, make up song lyrics or raps with the information you need to know and repeat them to yourself whenever possible. If your textbook has an audio version on the internet, take advantage of this and listen to it when you are reviewing.

If you learn best with your hands, make physical representations for your information. Build three-dimensional models of geometric forms. Cut out symbols or numerals for formulas from sandpaper and reassemble them on paper so you can trace and feel the forms of the variables. Use cards, counters, beads, whatever you have available and find helpful to allow you to manipulate the basis of the information you need to learn.

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