7 Ways to Boost Your Math Scores Significantly
- Sep 07, 2016
- Sudipto Das
The struggle in mathematics isn’t very uncommon in students. Pressure’s building up, math score’s coming down, and anxiety’s also building up at the same…problem? Probably at that time the answer is “positive”. But there’s no way the student should lose hope for that matter. This problem can be converted into a part of the solution. Let’s go through some ways through which you can significantly improve your math scores.
Practice your math sums in hand
This point might be pretty basic, but honestly, this one is the most important of the lot. You can never improve your score if you have made a habit of “reading” or “skimming” math sums. You have to solve them on a piece of paper in hand. Only then, your score will improve. The more you practice, the more you learn.
Do not ignore the sums that you fail to understand
Do not develop this idea that if you do not understand a particular math problem, it will not come in examinations. Yes, the sum might be tricky, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t come in your examination. Your choice isn’t a priority. If you face trouble in specific sums, note them down on a separate piece of paper. You can consult your teacher about those sums in your spare time. S/He should definitely help you out on the subject matter. Otherwise, you can always hire a professional math tutor for the same purpose.
Do not try to rush your practice within a short time
While practicing math, you can do the work at your own pace. In fact, we reckon you “should” follow your own pace while doing your math assignments. Your math assignment is not an examination. There’s no designated deadline. Plus do remember this practice is just at an initial stage. You haven’t become an expert yet. So the more you rush, the more you will make mistakes and at the same time, you will be frustrated more and more. So we reckon you should do them slowly but steadily at least at the start. It’s entirely a different matter when your exam’s knocking at the door, though.
Refer to a few math apps and games
In this technology oriented world, you have lots of app options on your phones that you can download within the blink of an eye anywhere, anytime. Several math apps and games are available on the internet (some for free or some at a reasonable rate). You can always turn to them when you are in need. These math apps can really improve your math performance and are also pretty fun to interact with.
Teach your peers
Teaching can be a wonderful way of learning. We are not asking you to teach like a pro. In fact, we will replace that term “teach” with “help”. Help your classmates in specific topics if they are facing difficulty in the same. If you have a brother or a sister, help them out as well with their math homework. That will be beneficial to both the student (the person who’s being helped) and the teacher (you).
If a math problem has a figure, copy the same and then start your solution
This is mainly applicable for problems related to mensuration, geometry, and coordinate geometry. If the question has a figure, copy it down on your practice sheet and then do the sum. That’ll reduce your silly mistakes for sure. These mistakes mainly occur when you continuously divert your attention from your practice sheet to your problem sum to jot down the required information at applicable times.
Do your rough work on the same page
This is also very important. Try to keep your rough work on the same page so that you can easily refer to the same while doing your work. You will also reduce the number of your mistakes.
Lastly, we would like to say that your desire to succeed is more important to boost your math scores significantly. Have a clear aim, try hard to reach it and believe that you will. And you’ll surely see that dream of yours turn into a reality some day. We wish you the best of luck from our ends.
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Sudipto writes technical and educational content periodically for wizert.com and backs it up with extensive research and relevant examples. He's an avid reader and a tech enthusiast at the same time with a little bit of “Arsenal Football Club” thrown in as well. He's got a B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation.
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