1. Not having basic math skills (adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division). If you always rely on the calculator, take some time to practice without it. To do algebra, you need to understand how those operations work.
2. Not doing homework.
3. Not asking for help.
Three Simple Tips to Help Students Start the Year Strong
1. Practice your multiplication facts.
2. Get a binder to keep your notes organized.
3. Keep up, because falling behind increases your stress.