Use six steps to learn a math skill. Our new learning materials supports this recommended process.
-1- EXPLORE Develop a genuine, enthusiastic curiosity – become a true mental explorer. Develop this enthusiasm so you will persist in the mental effort to focus attention, understand connections, avoid confusion, get help for difficulties and overcome inevitable discouragements.
-2- INQUIRE Keep formulating inquiry questions –check on what you know and what you don’t know. Persist in seeking answers to these questions. Use the 5W2H question stems: Who -, What -, When -, Where -, Why -, How -, How much -?
-3- CONNECT your new learning material items to integrate them with the old material items you already learned. Recognize and master all prerequisites first.
-4- MODEL Adapt/create mental models to summarize thr new knowledge, contrast similarities and differences and connect knowledge items. Create these models as schema for effective comprehension and improved recall.
-5- INTERLEAVE review topics to focus on summary understanding and of differences and similarities.
-6- SPACE practice for active recall of these connection models, summaries, concepts, examples and skills. Do this for long term retention through repeated, directed self-quizzing of your own (for example, Cornell Notes) or our prepared materials.