3 Helpful Note-Taking Tips for Math Class

Nov 3, 2020 | Menomonee Falls

We’ve all been there - there’s a math test tomorrow, and, when looking back at the notes you took in class, you have no idea what’s going on. You wrote down some equations but have no idea what they mean or how to use them. Fear not! Here are 3 helpful tips for taking more effective notes in math class:


  1. Draw a Picture 

It is often helpful to visualize the math you are learning. Drawing a picture helps many students, especially visual learners, to really understand how the math works. Visuals can include graphs, shapes, diagrams, arrows, or tables that further explain the mathematical concepts. Draw what makes sense to you!


  1. Only Write Key Points

Paragraphs can be overwhelming and make it difficult to find necessary information. By writing down the key points and equations, it is easier to find the essential information when looking back in your notes. Write down things that help you remember the equations and processes. 

3. Write down example problems

Be sure to write down at least one example for each concept. It is helpful to write down an example along with the step of the process of solving so you can reference them when working on similar problems in the future.


Hopefully these math note-taking tips help you! For extra math help feel free to give us a call to schedule a no-obligation assessment.