Studying Math Successfully with Note Cards

Keeping note cards is a proven method to study math successfully.
As an incentive, I will offer up to 3 bonus points per exam for your set of note cards. Points will only be awarded the day of the exam. Please place a card on top with your full name, rubber-band them together, and place on the front table the day of the exam. Make sure you take these with you when you’re done.

Please follow these guidelines:

1. Create a set of cards that you can refer back to for each exam and at the end of the semester to study for a comprehensive final.

2. Keep them simple, concise, and to-the-point.

3. Each card should only have one piece of information.

4. Work on these daily. Doing homework problems alone is not enough to study math.


6. Use them as a warm-up before class.

7. Make sure your note cards are all-inclusive: formulas, definitions, concepts, procedures, tasks, and examples.

8. Write tasks and procedures IN WORDS so you get used to the instructions’ verbiage.


What is the Point-Slope Form
of the Equation of a Line?


Write the formula
on back

(Continues on back)
Know how to: Evaluate functions

f(x) =

Find f( -3 )

Find f( -2x)

Find f (x-2)


Work out problem on back of card

How do you find a difference quotient?


Write out the step-by-step procedure on back

Know how to: Analyze graphs

From a labeled graph: >>> draw a graph on the card

Find domain
Intervals of x where the graph is increasing, decreasing, constant
Values of x where f(x) = -4
Find f(2)
Determine even/odd

Work out problem on back of card

Good Luck!