Study Tips

Some great tips (GCSE) from the Murderous Maths site.

Are you guilty of making any of the Classic Mistakes here?
You can download posters or listen to a podcast for each of the mistakes on Nevil Hopley’s site.

From Professor Stephen Chew of Samford University, this series of 5 videos look at how to get the most out of studying (any subject, not just maths). Part 1 includes ‘beliefs that make you stupid!
How to get the most out of studying (Part 1),  Part 2,  Part 3 Part 4Part 5

The Open University has several helpful publications for students of Mathematics. Many of these resources would be helpful for students still at school.

From John Kerl – see these excellent tips for mathematical handwriting.

For older students, Peter Alfeld wrote this guide on Understanding Mathematics for his students at Utah University.

If you are studying or about to study at university then have a look at Kevin Houston’s ‘How not to get a good mathematics degree‘ and ‘How to get a good mathematics degree‘. He also has provided a pdf file you can download: 10 Ways to Think Like a Mathematician. Kevin Houston works at the University of Leeds in the UK.

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