Strategies For Success Study Skills for the College Math Student

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Strategies for Successprovides a series of study skills activities designed to help you succeed in college mathematics. These proven, class-tested activitieshave been developed over many semesters from the authors' firsthand experience with their own students. This workbook contains 34 activities, in ready-to-use worksheet format. The activities can be used in several ways-individual work, group work, or large group discussion. Some of the topics covered include Notebook Preparation, Reading a Math Textbook, Successful Student Behavior, Time Management, Test Preparation Skills, Study Group Ideas, and much more.

Author Biography

Lynn Marecek and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith are Professors of Mathematics at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California. They have worked together on many projects focused on improving student learning in the developmental mathematics courses. Lynn and MaryAnne believe teachers of developmental mathematics should proactively assist their students in improving their study skills. To this end, they created study skills activities,Strategies for Success. The authors actively participate in the AMATYC, CMC³, ICTCM, and NCTM conferences. They have also given workshops on implementing Strategies for Success at many colleges.

Table of Contents

1. Syllabus Search

2. Notebook Preparation

3. Reading the Textbook-Part l

4. Reading the Textbook-Part ll

5. Math Autobiography

6. On Time and Ready To Go!

7. Test Preparation Skills

8. Test Stress Reduction

9. Test Taking Skills

10. Post Test Check up

11. Test Analysis

12. Successful Student Behavior

13. Textbook Tour

14. Time Management

15. Homework Skills

16. Mid-term Check up-Part l

17. Mid-term Check up-Part ll

18. Attendance

19. Study Group

20. Goals

21. Thoughts in Charge!

22. Neutralize Negative Thoughts

23. Intervention Strategies for Negative Thoughts

24. Can You Hear Me Now???

25. A Gift to Yourself

26. Math Plan

27. The End is in Sight!

28. Excuses! Excuses!

29. Support from Family and Friends

30. Stay on Campus - Stay on Task!

31. Final Exam Prep

32. Grade Check up

33. Look Back, Look Forward

34. Reward Yourself!


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