Reading a math textbook is not quite the same as reading a novel—math is even more fun! To read mathematics, you need to bring a bit more than just the textbook to the table: you should also bring
plenty of blank paper, and
courage to write everything down.
As you read mathematics, you must work along side of the text itself. You must write down each expression, sketch each graph, and think—always think!—about just what you are doing. You should work examples and fill in the details. Like all great things, this is no easy task.