Presentation on theme: "AIM for Success: Getting Started. Motivate Yourself Prepare to succeed. –Stay motivated! –Actively pursue success! List two reasons why you want to succeed."— Presentation transcript:
Motivate Yourself Prepare to succeed. –Stay motivated! –Actively pursue success! List two reasons why you want to succeed in this course. Picture yourself where you want to be and use this image to stay on track. Stockxpert
Make the Commitment Stay committed to success. List a time when you accomplished a goal through: –Learning –Practice –Commitment Learn and practice the skills in this book, and you will succeed! Stockxpert
Develop a “Can Do” Attitude Be an active learner. –Study regularly. –Attend class. –Participate in class discussions. Math is not a spectator sport. –Do the homework—regularly! –Create good study habits.
Skills for Success Get the “big picture.” –Read the Table of Contents. –Look at pictures, diagrams. Look through the Index of Applications. –Find topics that interest you. –Flip to the pages where the topics appear. –Notice ways that mathematics can be used in daily life.
Word Problems Learn to solve word problems from daily life by: –developing a strategy –using the strategy to find the solution Use these steps: –Read the problem. –Determine the quantity to be found. –Think of a method to find it. –Solve the problem. –Check the answer. Stockxpert
Get the Basics Read the syllabus. Understand the course requirements. Chart your progress! Keep track of: –dates of exams –chapters you need to learn by each exam –homework you need to do by each exam –grades you receive on your exams
Manage Your Time Choose a realistic course load. Create a time management plan. –Make time for: Classes Study time Work Fun Sleep Stockxpert
Study Strategies Create flash cards featuring: –important definitions –important formulas Set aside time for study and homework. Form a study group. Keep up to date. Compare notes with a classmate.
AIM for Success Chapter Checklist –Record dates for your assignments. –Check off definitions as you learn them. Math Word Scramble –Pit your knowledge against the puzzle! Concept Review –Cover the basics without more homework.
Features for Success in Your Text Cumulative Review Exercises Prep Tests Objective Statements Key Terms and Concepts HOW TO Examples Example/You Try It Pairs Stockxpert
Review Practice and review the skills you’ve learned: –Section Exercises –Chapter Summaries –Chapter Review Exercises –Chapter Tests Stockxpert
Get Involved Ask questions in class. Visit a math center. Visit your professor during office hours. Form a study group. –Test each other. –Practice teaching each other. –Compare class notes. –Brainstorm test questions. Stockxpert
Ready, Set, Succeed! Stay on track. Remind yourself why you are taking this course. Dedicate time and effort. You will succeed! Stockxpert