The Best Ways to Practice Math on a Daily Basis
- Sep 07, 2016
- Sudipto Das
Mathematics is a subject that needs to be practiced systematically for an improved grade in the exam. There are several ways through which one can practice mathematics effectively. Let’s go through them without further ado.
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Ensure that you don’t just go through math examples of specific math topics, especially when you are at an inferior stage of learning. Certain math topics often include proofs that they expect you to understand. This part is pretty useful to understand the subject matter in detail and also to determine the reason behind its working.
Do your homework
You have to keep in mind that your class-room homework is pretty important for you. Your homework consists of specific math problems that your teachers feel are important and are useful for you. You will also see that a lot of your exam math problems are quite similar to that of your homework problems. And on several occasions, you will surely see that they are the same. So it’s necessary to do your homework as per your schedule whatever the consequences.
File your class test sheets
Your class test result might not reflect in your final result, but the importance of the test should not be ignored. Many class test sums do feature in your final exam paper. So it’s necessary to keep a record of the same.
Class tests are done on a loose sheet of paper. Hence, the paper can easily get lost. So it is necessary to keep a systematic record of the sheets. Maintain a file and label the same. Insert the test papers in a systematic order so that you can refer to them easily at the time of your need (especially before exams).
Try to find out some other ways to tackle specific problems
This practice is a good way of developing your math knowledge and improving your critical problem-solving skills. We’ll provide you with some ways through which you can develop a different approach through which you can tackle specific problems.
Let’s take an example.
You can solve a system of equations by elimination process and you are quite aware of it. But you can also implement other methods to solve your sums. Those can be substitution or graphing.
Graphing is more effective when you use a calculator because then only you have a chance of arriving at a correct answer. If you can’t use a calculator, then you can use substitution or elimination (as per the problem) to come to your answer.
This process is pretty beneficial during exams because you’ll be able to decipher the quickest way to solve a specific problem within the blink of an eye. That will save you a few precious minutes along with a lot of headache.
Study in groups
Group studies are pretty effective in providing a student with effective math practice. That’s mainly because one can mingle with other ideas and learn to see a problem from different angles. This, in turn helps the student develop alternative ideas through which s/he can solve a specific math problem. Such a practice will surely have a positive reflection on his/her final result.
Lastly we would like to raise the subject of professional math tutors who can also provide students with effective homework tips and tricks. Such tricks and tips can definitely benefit students out in the long run. With that, we will bring this article to a close. Hope you had a good read.
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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