Introduction to Quantitative Strategies

What you’ll learn to do: explore factors that can impact academic performance in quantitative courses

Student working complex math problem on chalkboard

In the past, when some people get a problem wrong, they might have thought that they just don’t have the ability to study math–that they’re not math people. But when you talk to professional mathematicians, the people who are best at math, it turns out that they work a long time on the same problem–and they only spend their time on problems that they struggle with the most. And even though you might think they make up answers on their own, almost always mathematicians have to ask people for help.

–The Carnegie Foundation for The Advancement of Teaching

By the end of this section, you will be able to compare effective note-taking strategies for quantitative courses against those for other courses. You will be able to identify strategies for reading quantitative texts. You will also learn how to identify math study strategies for before, during, and after taking quantitative classes.


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