How to Learn Math Formulas

By Rachel Kaplove

Learning math formulas doesn't have to involve straight memorization if you don't want it to. Learn math formulas with help from a professional private tutor in this free video clip.

Transcript

Hi, I'm Rachel, and today we're going to be going over, how to learn math formulas. So one great way to learn formulas is just repetition, and this can be through flashcards, which will help you memorize the formulas. So say you're learning like, area and volume and all those things for shapes and stuff, you can show area of a circle on one side of the flash card, and then on the other side will be Pi R square, so you'll have to get familiar with it and just testing yourself over and over. I like to use index cards and I like to even cut them up, because index cards are usually too big with one card, so you can cut it up into halves and that'll be big enough to hold the formulas, unless you're doing some very large complex formulas. Also a great thing is just practicing over and over again in different situations. So just giving yourself loads and loads of problems, practice problems with those formulas and just doing it over and over and over again until it's in your head. So some people prefer the flashcard method, just going through the formula and memorizing the formula, but a lot of people it actually helps to apply it and to do just the problems over and over again in different situations with different numbers and that will really get those formulas in your head. I'm Rachel and thank you for learning with me today.

About the Author

Rachel Kaplove has worked as a professional private tutor since 2005. Specializing in Math and Science, she tutors students from the second grade level to advanced high school honors levels.