Mathematics is taught in every stage in education whether in preparatory, middle school and college. Many of the students are having a hard time mastering mathematics because of its systematic process and its different practices and procedures.
These techniques will surely help students who want to sharpen their mathematical skills:
- Always attend classes in a regular basis and give your full attention to the material. Math is normally more visual than other subjects because of its equations and problem solving. List down practice problems from class. When you scan your notes after the class, it will help your knowledge regain the specific lessons that were taught rather than relying on your textbook.
- Always read Math problems completely before starting the computations. If you will just glance too quickly at the problem, you may misunderstand what really needs to be done to solve the problem.
- If possible, draw a diagram and make it your guide. A hand drawn diagram will allow you to label the picture, to add lines and to visualize the situation from a different perspective.
- Ask your professor any question that you might have because sometimes, the teacher may not tell you specifically what may happen in examination day, but he/she will definitely give you guidance if you don’t understand.
- Do your homework. Most classes have assigned or suggested problems that the teacher wants you to answer. Keep your homework papers and collect the checked papers and home work sheets in a plastic binder so you can use those works as your study guide. Do as many problems as you can so that you can practice and be familiar with the process of solving.
- Start to study 2 months before the exam and do not wait for the last minute to come. Study as much as possible the day before the test, but allow yourself to try other activities to maintain balance.
- Try to research same problems that are similar to your assigned work in school. Download workbooks that may give you more knowledge and techniques in doing the problem.
- The more, the merrier. Join group studies so that you can collect different ideas and ways in solving and a partner can also help you understand lessons in a certain topic.
- Bear in mind that math is very systematic. Scan your notes in a daily basis so that you won’t forget even a small detail.