Mathematics Practices


Math Test Anxiety

Don’t panic! Feeling nervous about math is very common. Do you…

  • feel NERVOUS before a math test?
  • PANIC and freeze while taking math tests?
  • feel HELPLESS doing your homework?
  • think that it’s HOPELESS – you just don’t get math, never will, so there’s no sense even trying?

Foundational Math Skills  

I have difficulty calculating answers to problems with whole numbers or fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

DRAW for Basic Math

I have difficulty solving word problems in math.

FASTDRAW for Basic Math

I have difficulty determining “greater than,” “less than,” 
or “equal to” when comparing numbers.

SPIES


Pre-algebra & Beginning Algebra
 

I have difficulty using the Commutative Property 
of addition and multiplication (24 + 49 = 49 + 25).

COMAS

I have difficulty using the Associative Property 
of addition and multiplication 
2 x 45 x 12 = 2 x (45 x 12).

ASSOC

I have difficulty using the Distributive Property 
8(7 + 6) = 8 x 7 + 8 x 6.

DIST

I have difficulty solving problems using Order of Operations (e.g., problems that have more than one operations sign: 3 + 5 x 6  5).

ORDER

I have difficulty adding positive and negative numbers.

ADD

I have difficulty determining square roots of numbers.

ROOT-IT

I have difficulty solving one-variable algebra equations 
(e.g., 4a + 2a + 4 = 28).

DRAW for Algebra

I have difficulty solving word problems in algebra.

FASTDRAW for Algebra

 


Online Math Help

HippoCampus Algebra & Geometry Study Group on OpenStudy.com: http://openstudy.com/groups/hippocampus+algebra+&+geometry

Open Textbook to Accompany Algebra I–An Open Course (2011): http://www.montereyinstitute.org/courses/Algebra1/COURSE_TEXT_RESOURCE/index.html

Learn more about the new NROC Algebra and Developmental Math courses: http://www.nrocmath.org/

Algebra.com: http://www.algebra.com/algebra-1.mpl

MathWorld: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/Algebra.html

Math Terms: http://www.mathwords.com/index_algebra.htm

PlanetMath: http://planetmath.org

Math.com–Basic Math: http://www.math.com/students/practice/arithmeticpractice.htm