Algebra Study Tips

In the past, many visitors have requested general help with algebra.  It is
difficult to recommend better methods for studying and for learning because
the best methods vary from person to person.  Instead, we have provided
several ideas which can be the foundation to a good study program.

Copy notes or examples your teacher gives you. Consider copying
examples and notes from another student after class if you feel that you learn
better by focusing on the presentation.
Pay attention regardless of whether you are comfortable
with the current topic; your teacher may be showing some special
details which are necessary to do well.
Never cheat on a homework assignment, regardless of how easy or how
complicated the assignment is.  Homework is an excellent method of studying
and it is assigned for a reason.  It is easy to forget a memorized solution,
but it is much harder to forget a process for finding a solution which you have
applied several times.
Redo problems from tests and homework assignments, particularly
ones that you got wrong or have trouble understanding.  
Remember that you must crawl before you can walk.  Similarly, you must have a
good handle on the basics of algebra before you can master the advanced
Get help from parents.  Parent involvement is very important to the success of many
individuals.  If you are a parent who has never learned or who does not remember
algebra, try learning the basics with a book, online tutorials, or from your
children.  Reviewing the basics will put you at a level of understanding nearer to your
child — then you can learn advanced concepts alongside each another.


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