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For many people, the words "flash cards" remind them of the way they learned multiplication tables in elementary school.
|On one side of the card was the problem:||
|On the other side, was the answer;||
You can quiz yourself by looking at the question side and answering it; then checking your answer by looking at the other side of the card.
The beauty of making up flash cards is that they help you to take advantage of short periods of time throughout your day because they can so easily be taken anywhere you go.
The easier you make it for yourself, the more likely you are to do it!
As you learn concepts and definitions, put those cards aside and concentrate on the new or more difficult information. Then take out the "old cards" that contain information you know pretty well to refresh your memory.
Here are some hints for making flash cards:
Here are some examples of ways you can develop flash cards:
Put terms on one side with
definitions and examples on the other side
Knowing how you learn
· learning style
· understanding the task
· choosing the right strategy
· monitoring understanding
· making adjustments
Place types of math problems on one side with examples on the other side
side a of triangle = 3
side b of triangle = 4
a2 + b2 = c2
32 + 42 = c2
9 + 16 = 25
c = 5
Draw an illustration on one side with an arrow pointing to the part you need to know and place the answer on the other side
Graphic Map of Africa
with arrow pointing
Graphic Version of Flash Card Examples
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