Today, I attempted to learn these simple rules for mathematics by rote memorization - writing each at least fifty times!

- Multiply two exponents with the same base by adding the exponents
- Exponents inside and outside of parentheses should be multiplied by each other.
- Square roots can be split into factors For example, the square root of 32 is equal to four times the square root of 2, because 16 (four squared) and two are factors of 32.
- When looking at a problem, one should perform the following operations in order: Any thing in parenthesis should be done first, then exponents, then multiplication/division, and finally addition and subtraction. This can be remembered using my mneumonic device: PEMDAS, or Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sushuri. Even though Miss Sushuri is too young to be an aunt.
- To reduce a fraction, divide the numerator and denominator by a common denominator.
- When multiplying fractions, just multiply the numerator and the denominators across.