
Math Help
Effective Learning Strategy  VISUAL LEARNERS 
SUGGESTIONS FOR OPTIMIZING YOUR
LEARNING STYLES
VISUAL LEARNERS Are you a strong visual learner? Do you find that you must see math
problems written on the blackboard or
Here are strategies that may be helpful to you if you are a strong visual learner but are weaker for auditory learners. 1. Always take written notes when someone is explaining math to you. 2. Whenever possible, ask for written instructions. 3. Make your own drawings or diagrams when figuring out word problems. 4. Use flashcards to review all important concepts, formulas, theorems, equations, and explanations. 5. Write as much as you can when you study. Work out lots of problems. 6. In lecture, concentrate on what the instructor is writing on the
blackboard and copy everything down.
7. Use two or more math books. Read how different authors explain the
topics you learn. Because this is such a
8. Visualize in your mind's eye the math concepts you are learning. 9. Use computer programs that illustrate concepts you are learning. 10. Read your textbook assignment and previous class notes before your next class. 11. Use workbooks, supplemental study guides, handouts. 12. Map out, chart, or in some way graphically illustrate your classroom and textbook notes. 13. Always write in your textbook. Underline key words. Mark important concepts and use colored pencils to liven them up. 14. Sit near the front of your classroom to avoid visual distractions and to pay closer attention to your instructor. 15. When you review your classroom notes, creatively highlight the important
points with colored pencils or markers.
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