Math problems

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Jonathan Deere

02 Feb, 2014 06:37 PM

I know that the most effective way to learn is to make flash cards. I've done that and it's been helpful. However, I also need regular practice applying my learning. Would it be useful to take math problems out of a textbook and use them as cards? It would seem to me like having regularly-scheduled practice would still be useful.

I looked through the documentation and read that isn't the correct way to use it, but I thought it might still be useful. Is Anki only useful for simple memorization, or can I also use it as practice?

  1. 1 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 03 Feb, 2014 02:13 PM

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    > I looked through the documentation and read that isn't the correct way to
    use it

    Where did you see that? I don't think there's any problem with using it as
    practice. (Two caveats: One, the default spacing might not be perfect,
    since it's probably not optimized for that -- but you can adjust it if it
    is a problem. Two, be careful that you don't start memorizing the answers
    to these specific questions; if that becomes a problem, you can always
    change the problem on that card to another one of the same type.)

  2. 2 Posted by Jonathan Deere on 03 Feb, 2014 03:33 PM

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    OK, then, that's good. I'll put some problems in.

    I was also concerned that I would start memorizing the answers, so what I was considering doing was putting in a group of questions and selecting a few at random each time it comes up for review. Would that work?

  3. 3 Posted by Soren Bjornstad on 04 Feb, 2014 12:26 AM

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    Sure. The obvious problem is that some could be randomly easier or
    harder than others, but as long as you remember the procedure from
    doing all of them, it should work out.

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