6.0.2 How to Prepare
As you work through this unit, take breaks and be sure to talk to a friend or family member if you need extra help. The Internet can also provide you with additional guidance. Take advantage of all of the resources at your disposal. Finally, keep in mind that we all get stuck at some point on our math journey, and getting past those rough patches often requires a little help.
Additionally, this unit will continue to show how to write good, clear mathematics, so that other people can easily follow your ideas and mathematical solutions. As you work, be sure to label and neatly write out your work in your math notebook, especially for activities or concepts that are unfamiliar to you. This unit contains essential ideas that will be needed later in the course, so you will need to work through the activities thoroughly on the topics that are new to you or perhaps long forgotten.
Use the various strategies discussed in Unit 1, and don’t give up. You can do this!
If you would like to check your understanding of some basic techniques of expressing numbers in different ways before you start, give the Unit 6 pre quiz a try, then use the feedback to help you plan your study.
The quiz does not check all the topics in the unit, but it should give you some idea of the areas you may need to spend most time on. Remember, it doesn’t matter if you get some or even all of the questions wrong—it just indicates how much time you may need for this unit!