Math Study Skills Inventory
This inventory will help you access the effectiveness of your math study skills.
Read the statements carefully and determine how frequently each applies to you. Check the correct point score for that item (usually=3, sometime=2, rarely=1).


Usually (3
points) 
Sometimes (2
points) 
Rarely (1
point) 
1. 
Attend all my math classes. 



2.

I read my math assignments before
attending class. 



3.

In class, I mentally follow all
explanations, trying to understand concepts and principles. 



4.

In class, I write down main pints,
steps in explanations, definitions, examples, solutions, and proofs. 



5.

I review my class notes as soon after
class as possible. 



6.

I review my class notes again 6 to 8
hours later, or definitely the same day. 



7.

I do weekly and monthly reviews of all
m class and textbook notes. 



8.

In reviewing, I use all methods such
as reciting aloud, writing, picturing the material etc. 



9.

I study math before other subjects and
when I’m most alert. 



10. 
I take small break every 2040 minutes
when I study math. 



11.

I work to complete my difficult math
assignments in several small blocks of time. 



12.

I reward myself for having studied and
concentrated. 



13. 
I survey my assigned math reading before
I tackle them in depth. 



14.

When I read, I say aloud and write out
important points. 



15. 
I underline, outline, or label the key
procedures, concepts, and formulas in my text. 



16.

I take notes on my text and review
them often. 



17. 
I complete all assignments and keep up
with my math class. 



18.

I study math 2 hours per day, at least
5 days a week. 



19.

I work on at least ten new problems
and five review problems during each study session. 



20.

I work to “overlearn” and thoroughly
master my material. 



21.

I retest myself often to fix ideas in
memory. 



22. 
I work to understand all formulas,
terms, rules, and principles before I memorize them. 



23. 
I use a variety of checking procedures
when solving math problems. 



24.

I study with two or more different
math books. 




TOTALS 



To find you total score, add up the total points of all three columns.
GRAND TOTAL: ________
If your score is above
68 points, you have excellent math study skills.
If your score is between 54 and 68
points, you have fair math study skills, but you nee to improve.
If your score is below 54 points,
you have poor math skills, and you need help fast!