Math Help
EffectiveLearning Strategy - KINESTHETIC/TACTILE  LEARNERS



Was your score on the perceptual learning channel assessment highest in the kinesthetic/tactile area? Do you prefer real-life experiences with math, 
manipulating it, and expermenting with it? Do you find that you like to move around when you study, pace the floor, or shift positions a lot?

Here are some strategies that may be useful to you if you are a kinesthetic/tactile learner.

1. You must use a hand-on approach to learning. Work out as many math problems as possible. Do, do, do. Practice, practice, practice. 
    You'll be amazed a the positive results.

2. Whenever possible, convert what you are learning in math to real-life concrete experiences. If applicable, use measuring cups, measuring vials,
    toothpicks, seeds, stones, marbles, paper clips, rulers, sticks.

3. If someone shows you how to do a problem, immediately ask if you could work out a similar one to see if you understand how to do it.

4. While studying, try to solve problems several different ways in order to decide which method feels right to you.

5. Many kinesthetic/tactile learners find that they must move during the learning process. You may want to walk to and fro while
    reading your assignment or even while working out problems. Some students like to rock back and forth. Others need to shift positions frequently. 
    The movement seems to increase understanding and comprehension for some highly kinesthetic people.

6. Use computers and workbooks.

7. While you exercise or engage in other types of physical activities, review your math concepts in your mind.

8. Use your fingers and even your toes if this helps when you figure out math problems. 

9. Rewrite class notes.

10. Use a calculator to solve problems.

11. If possible, use or build models to help you understand math concepts you learn.

12, Study math on an exercise bike-preferably one that has a reading stand attached to it and that allows you to move your arms as well as your legs.

Taken from the book:
Arem, PhD., Cynthia A., Conquering Math Anxiety: A Self-Help Workbook, Ca: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, p158, ISBN 0-534-18876-1


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