Do you want to improve in maths? Do you find Maths to be a challenging subject?
Improving in Maths requires a positive approach, eagerness to learn, and regular practice. In this blog, we will show you a roadmap on how to improve in Maths one step at a time.
Have a Positive Approach towards Maths
Maths is often seen as a challenging, uninteresting, burdensome subject that needs to be studied anyway to pass the exams. This outlook often makes it more difficult for students to focus and study the subject. In order to improve at Maths, you need to improve your approach towards Math. Math is an interesting subject that deals with numbers, shapes, graphs and statistics. This subject has enormous application in the real-world, no matter which profession you choose.
Understand the Basics of Maths
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Take Better Notes
This means actively taking notes in class and listening carefully. When learning a certain concept, try to compile a list of steps to review later. Write down key points and important things to avoid. When your teacher writes examples on the board, copy them down as well as how to solve them for future reference.
But this won’t suffice. You must participate in the lesson too, and ask your teacher questions wherever you have any. By finishing your homework, you will be able to better assess your areas of weakness and ask relevant questions! This is the first step to improving your math performance!
Then comes doing it. This involves regular practice. Whenever you learn a new concept, practice it thoroughly until you solve every sum you could possibly see. But at the same time, don’t forget old topics! You should practice enough to understand your content: make that sure if there is anything your teacher (or the syllabus itself) wants you to do, you can do it!
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Improve your Calculation Speed
Improving your calculation speed will help you to solve Math problems faster and also make you more comfortable with numbers.
At Meritstore, we also have a free online course designed for you to improve your calculation skills!
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Remember to cultivate good study habits
if you have a math test next week, make sure to study. Don’t do it all the night before. Study every little time about 30 minutes to an hour each day. On the night before the test, Revise Only!
The last and most important stage is teaching it. This means actually using your knowledge of a mathematical concept to teach someone who hitherto knows nothing about the said concept. This could be a friend, sibling, or even a parent. By teaching the concept, not only do you perform the ultimate test for your understanding of it, but you are also able to remember it with much more ease.
This trio of watching, doing, and teaching, will ultimately help you better your performance in Mathematics. Make sure to do this for every concept and you will certainly improve.