Here are some tips on ways your teen can do better in studying math and science:
Spend more time. If math or science classes are challenging for your teen, he needs to spend more time on the subject. He should block out time every day.
Start each study session with review. Before your teen begins a new study session, he should spend a few minutes reviewing. Look back over what the teacher covered in class.
Be sure your teen understands the material. Have him check the sample questions at the end of a chapter. Make sure he can answer all those questions without looking back.
Draw a picture. If your teen is having trouble understanding something, have him try a diagram. Making a picture of something he’s read will often help him see how things fit together.
Answer all the questions. Some teachers will tell students to answer only the first five questions, or only the even-numbered ones. If your teen does all the questions or solves all the problems, he may start to feel more confident. That means that when he sees those questions on a test, he’ll know that he can answer them.
Don’t fall behind. Studying science or math is like climbing a ladder. Progress is made step by step.
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