What Are the Surest Ways of Improving Your Math Grade?
- Sep 02, 2016
- Sudipto Das
This question can be answered in a single sentence. The best way to improve your math is to watch it closely, do it and do it more as simple as that. But we would not leave everything to that simple sentence but will try to explain it in more detail with a few handy tips. Let’s go through them.
Take down notes carefully and listen closely
When learning a new math topic, make a compilation of steps for your record so that you can review at a later time. You can also jot down key points along with exceptions for your easy reference. And do not forget to copy that math example written by your teacher on the board so that you can refer to the same while doing your home task.
This point is pretty important. Involvement is really necessary to up your ante in mathematics. This is a subject that you cannot master by watching and memorizing. You have to practice, involve yourself to the best of your ability. The active engagement can surely bring the best out of you on this subject.
Never suppress your doubts
When you are learning about a new subject, you are sure to encounter a few bumps on your way in the form of doubts and mistakes. Never suppress your doubts. Clear them on the spot. And if that’s not possible at that very moment, jot your doubts down on a separate piece of paper and keep it close. When the time’s right, present them to your teacher who can definitely help you out in that matter.
Do not neglect your math homework
Complete your assignments on time. At least try to complete them. Design a routine and stick to it. Try to do your math homework whatever the circumstances. Refer to your class notes, or ask your parents for help if you face any trouble.
Try to look for connections
After you have applied your logic to solve a specific math problem, you will definitely be able to detect patterns as well as connections in the problem. These patterns will help you out on solving other problems related to the same math topic. Do remember that you’ll be able to detect such patterns only if you actually do your sums on hand. Reading math sums will not help you out in this matter.
Use your spare time
When you do have some time to spare before exams, you can actually look up tricky sums online. This experience will benefit you in the long run especially in competitive examinations.
Teaching can also help you learn a lot. We are not asking you to teach like a professional. You can simply help your brothers/sisters if they are struggling in specific topics or you can help your classmates out on topics that they are struggling. On both occasions, ensure that you know the topic well to the best of your abilities.
Join math clubs
Joining math clubs will provide you with a chance to merge concepts and ideas with a group of peers. You’ll also be able to learn from others at the same time.
Professional math tutors
You can always opt for after-school math classes to improve your performance in mathematics thereby, improving your math grades at the same time. Professional math tutors can provide you with the tips and tricks needed to quicken up your math solutions. This learning experience can be very gratifying from the student’s point of view.
In this technology oriented world, you can always resort to technology for helping you out in the subject matter. Various math apps and games can definitely improve your math performance and subsequently improve your math grade.
Hope those ten ways listed above are of considerable help to you. With that, we’ll bring this article to an end. Hope you had a good read.
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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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