My 5 Top Tips For High School Seton Math
As a Seton Student, I know how difficult it is to get through all that math/algebra.
And, so, in hope to help all of you out there that need help, I’ve written a few tips for staying on track and not failing High School Math.
1. Read the chapter!
I know it takes up a lot of time to read your whole Algebra chapter, but whatever! You’ve got to do it! It really, really helps! Study the chapter for a short while, and when you come to a difficult question, don’t go straight to mom or dad.
Try going back into your math chapters until you find the one you need for that particular question. It can get to be much work, but I know for a fact that if you study your Algebra lessons, you will get better test results.
2. Get the Dive CD Disk
When I first started Algebra, my mind went berserk amidst the chaos. I freaked out about how overwhelming it all became. However, once my mom ordered the Dive CD, everything calmed down.
Not kidding, this CD is amazing! The “teacher” is convincing and he makes Algebra seem so easy. After using this disk through Algebra 2, I have gotten so much better in my math studies.
Believe it or not, after listening to his lesson every day for school, I have adopted a love for math. I used to despise math, mainly because I couldn’t understand it, but now I love the challenge of all the questions.
3. Take Notes!
Math formulas need memorizing. The best way to make that happen: write it down. I take notes anonymously on my math, and it helps so much to know I only have to go back into my notebook, and I’ve got the formula I need.
Memorize the formulas as best as you can. It really, really, really helps. Since I’ve taken notes on what the Dive CD teaches, I’ve become so much better at Algebra.
We all know college math will be difficult as well, and that’s why you must focus now, and learn the formulas.
4. Stay Focused!
With seven other siblings still living at home, the house can get chaotic, and I understand how hard it gets to focus. However, trust me when I tell you this, you do not want to fail math. Staying focused is quite a big challenge, but it’s one we all must take eventually.
My advice: put on some relaxing piano music that helps keep you calm and does not get you all excited. Pay attention to the lesson, take notes, and never give up!
Procrastination is a real big problem when it comes to staying focused. I know I constantly want to just play the piano, or write my story, but if you tell yourself to finish school first, it will work! Keep yourself focused on your goal for the day. Never stray off, and you’re good!
5. Don’t Stress Out!
It’s High School, yes. But, it is not the end of the world. Don’t worry about college now. Do Not Stress Out! Stressing yourself will just make getting good grades all the harder. Trust me; I know from experience.
Keep yourself confident in your work. Not overly confident, of course. However, also, don’t freak out when you realize that math test is to be sent to Seton!
Just stay positive, and do not underestimate yourself. Whatever it takes to keep yourself confident, do it! Get rid of that stress, and put confidence in its place!
Now, hopefully, this has helped at least somebody out there. I know these tips have really helped me out with High School Math (Algebra 2, in particular).
And, hopefully, those struggling with math may get something out of this. I love helping out others, so prayerfully this did some good.
Good luck all!
About Emily McKinnon
My name is Emily McKinnon, I'm an average Catholic homeschooling girl who has traveled all around the world. Being in a retired Air Force family, I was able to tour Europe, and half of the world. I have lived in many different places, such as, Germany, Texas, South Carolina, and many other places. I now live in Colorado, which I love dearly, but if anyone were ever to ask: I am a Texan at heart! I am the eighth of ten kids, and I love baking, writing, reading, crocheting, painting, and everything Disney related!