Math Maxims
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Math Maxims are nuggets of wisdom
that will supercharge your math
efforts!
First click on the figure on the
right to learn the secret behind each
maxim.
Then
click on each Sign below and
print and mount copies (with
poster putty) around your room. It
pays to memorize and follow each maxim! 
5 pages 
Maxim 
Sign 
Be
RUFF
Relaxed,
Uncluttered,
Focused, and
Flowing  The Learning
Frame of Mind! 

It doesn't matter how fast
you are if you get it wrong!
Rushing through problems can
lead to mistakes. 

Twice done is well done!
Cover your
answers and resolve problems
to ensure correct results. 

Double Check with a second
Tech(nique)!
When
resolving, use an alternate
method so you don't repeat a
mistake. 

Estimate to Trap Mistakes!
Make sure
your final answer is
reasonable. 

Right Answers Matter!
Making a
good effort is great, but
reallife math demands correct answers. 

Keep a Math Log!
There's too much to
know, so write down new techniques
as you learn them. 
