Math Test Taking Strategies

  • Read each question carefully.
  • Do the easiest problems first.
  • SKIP questions you are not sure of and go back to them later.
  • Keep track of skipped problems.
  • Break down complicated questions into more manageable parts
  • Make sure the units are similar while calculating.
  • Pace yourself, don’t rush, pay attention to the details.
  • Bubble your answers.
  • Make sure you have correctly marked your answers.
  • Don’t stress, use the process of elimination
  • If you run out of time, make sure you answer every question,
    educated guessing can increase your score dramatically.
  • Re-read questions, check your answers, re-check again.
  • Substitute in real numbers for the variables.
  • Don’t worry if others finish before you.
  • Don’t let others distract you. Focus on the test in front of you.
  • No sleeping
  • No head on desk

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