Test-Taking Tipsfor math

YOU CAN DO IT!

It's okay if you struggle with math. Most students do!

Explore the page to learn helpful tips and strategies for your test!

1. DRAW A MULTIPLICATION CHART!

2. USE CUBES AND U.P.S. CHECK!

3. UNDERSTAND FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, AND PERCENTS!

4. KNOW HOW CONVERT BETWEEN FRACTIONS, DECIMALS AND PERCENTS!

IT HELPS TO KNOW YOUR MULTIPLICATION FACTS

Everything is easier if you know your multiplication facts.

If you can't seem to memorize them, DRAW A MULTIPLICATION CHART on scratch paper at the beginning of your exam, and use it throughout your test!

PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES WORK!

USE THEM!

Sometimes, you may struggle figuring out where to even START when solving a word problem.

Try this CUBES PROBLEM-SOLVING METHOD!

CUBES example:

USE THE 4-STEP PLAN to help you solve a problem.

You may have seen this referred to as U.P.S. Check!

Don't forget to SHOW YOUR WORK!

DECIMALS!

It's important to UNDERSTAND HOW WE REPRESENT NUMBERS AS DECIMALS.

Need help with decimals?

USE GRAPH PAPER when performing operations with decimals! It helps you keep correct place value!

Each digit gets its own box. If you make little mistakes when you add, subtract, multiply or divide decimals, give graph paper a try. You might just like it!

FRACTIONS!

We use FRACTIONS TO REPRESENT PARTS OF NUMBERS. Mixed numbers represent whole numbers AND a part of a number.

Click any of the buttons below if you need help with fractions!

Represent 3/4 as a fraction or a decimal. Just divide!

PERCENTS!

PERCENTS ARE YET ANOTHER WAY WE REPRESENT NUMBERS.

Click on the buttons below if you need help understanding percentages!

We use PERCENT PROPORTIONS when dealing with problems involving tax, tip, discount, and problems representing a part out of a whole.

Click any of the buttons below if you need help with percent proportions!

FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, AND PERCENTS, OH MY!

Some problems involve different representations of numbers so it's important to be able to CONVERT BETWEEN FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, AND PERCENTS. Need help?

Use the Power Triangle! This is a great way to remember the steps to take when converting!