The real world doesn’t care how many straight A’s you’ve received or quizzes you’ve aced. But, when the day comes for you to manage your money and resources, you’ll be glad you did your math homework. Who knows—you might even find a fabulous career in math. After all, accountants are well-paid, and there’s always a demand.
If you find math class less-than-exciting, the homework from class is probably no picnic for you. Here are few ways to make the assignments more interesting:
Short But Sweet Study Sessions
Break up your math homework into small 20 minute chunks. Do some reading. Take notes. Make flashcards. Work on some problems. After your 20 minutes are up, reward yourself with a quick video game or yoga break. Then get back to work.
Kickin’ The Classics
Play some classical music in the background to help your brain go into “smart mode.” Eliminate all other distractions while you are studying. Agree to put all your books away after you accomplish your goals.
Start a Math Study Group
Studying with your friends is a great way to motivate each other. Do practice problems together and test each other on flash cards. To make it more competitive, have a prize for the person who does the best on your “practice tests.” Agree to a fun reward (like go to the movies or play games) after your work is done so you stay motivated to finish the work.