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What are some good study habbits to remember formulas?

Guest Jun 17, 2015

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Here are some ideas

* Whenever you use a formula write it doen from memory.  Do this even if it is already committed to memory.   It will help it to stay there.

* If you do not know it then look it up. BUT never write it into your current question while looking at it elsewhere.  You must commit it to memory for at least a couple of seconds or you are not permitted to use it at all!    Write it on a scrap of paper a few times, it this is impossible at the beginning.

Make the time gap bigger and bigger and eventually write it and THEN if there is any doubt, check it is correct before using it.

 

* I am really bad at remembering formula, I often get around this by remembering (and understanding ) the derivation for it.  I often find it much easier to remember a long logical derivation then I do remembering the actual formula that it leads to.

 

These are just ideas.  Listen to everyone then do what works for you. Last time someone posted a question like this one of the mathematicians said that they wrote the formula down hundreds of times till it was committed to memory :)

 

I nearly forgot.  You can use poems and songs etc to help you as well.  

One you may already use is sohcahtoa    :))

Melody  Jun 18, 2015
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Use them on lots of practice problems.

 

Keep the following saying in mind:

 

I hear and I forget.

I see and I remember.

I do and I understand.

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Alan  Jun 17, 2015
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Here are some ideas

* Whenever you use a formula write it doen from memory.  Do this even if it is already committed to memory.   It will help it to stay there.

* If you do not know it then look it up. BUT never write it into your current question while looking at it elsewhere.  You must commit it to memory for at least a couple of seconds or you are not permitted to use it at all!    Write it on a scrap of paper a few times, it this is impossible at the beginning.

Make the time gap bigger and bigger and eventually write it and THEN if there is any doubt, check it is correct before using it.

 

* I am really bad at remembering formula, I often get around this by remembering (and understanding ) the derivation for it.  I often find it much easier to remember a long logical derivation then I do remembering the actual formula that it leads to.

 

These are just ideas.  Listen to everyone then do what works for you. Last time someone posted a question like this one of the mathematicians said that they wrote the formula down hundreds of times till it was committed to memory :)

 

I nearly forgot.  You can use poems and songs etc to help you as well.  

One you may already use is sohcahtoa    :))

Melody  Jun 18, 2015

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