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September 21st, 2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Study technique to grasp math

Hello.

So here is another thread on how to study math and understand it.

Im a undergraduate doing my 2nd year, rigth now Im taking a discrethe math course. The thing is that Im really trying to change my study technique regarding math to really understand whats going on instead of just learning how to do certain problems, as I have been doing in the past. Im spending a lot of time on definitions and theorems, writing them down, explaining all the words in them, making my own examples etc. Ive read through these study guides and trying to adopt the ideas:

http://www.college-algebra.com/essay...athematics.htm

http://sun.iwu.edu/~lstout/HowToStudy.html

Also I would want to try and understand the proofs about the theorems but I find it incredibly hard to even understand fragments of the proofs and have never had any instructions on how to go about working/do proofs. But the biggest concern is the lack of time due to the high pace at which the course takes place (3 lectures/week), just reading/grasping the definitions/theorems takes up a lot of my time.
And I know another problem is the lack of understanding of previous courses that stuff now rely on.

So my question is how you guys go about this?
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