I teach 6th and 7th graders. For most of them, 6th grade is the first time they have ever had to study for any test, much less a math test! To help them along, I created two things for my students, a “How to Study for a Math Test” checklist and a “Math Test Study Guide” foldable.
- Laminate the checklist and then have them create a pocket in their graph notebook to keep it in (so they hopefully don’t lose it).
- Assign the study guide for homework a couple of days before the test (it becomes a foldable).
- Foldable – Have them fold the study guide and glue it into their notebook once they are completely finished filling it out. They can decorate the cover if they like.
- Have in class and work time math help where we use their completed study guides.
This helps me help them!
For future tests I only have to print out the study guide.