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 20-40 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!