Being There is 50%
It's ironic that as I write this that I, myself, am off sick. Math is one of those classes where almost every day a new concept is covered. Miss a day and one can quickly find oneself swimming against the current to catch up. Whether it is orthodontist appointments, student government meetings, sickness, missing the bus, making up tests/quizzes, and/or traveling sports teams if you are not there you are adding a degree of difficulty. Sometimes these events are unavoidable, but if math is one of those classes that you struggle with, make it a point or rather your goal to have 100% perfect attendance! Schedule those braces appointments at a time that doesn't conflict with your math class. Also, make sure to go to bed early and get extra sleep so your immune system is at it's best to keep you from being off sick. If you have to make up a quiz or test see if you can do it before school, after school, or on your lunch break. You get the idea...make it your top priority to be in that math class seat when class starts ready to learn every day whatever it takes. Now, if for some reason you know you are going to miss, make it a point to get the materials, assignments, and/or worksheets before you are off and start working on them that same day so that when you get back you can seamlessly rejoin the class. So there you have it - being there is the first 50%...for tips on mastering the other 50% read some of my past blogs.
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