Mathematics used to be the most daunting subject for me as it always comes with intricate and unpredictable problems. It was the only subject that kept knocking me down throughout my school days, making me feel helpless and miserable.
It came without any certainty and drained me off the energy every single time. I hated it the most and still do. My hard feelings for this subject will perhaps never pass away because it became a reason behind my opting for humanities which again was exhausting and bulky.
I had many a time been knocked down by the subject and it had become an ordeal for me that kept irritating me until I got the most powerful secret to nail it. GK maths questions were even worse, never let me lie in peace. I hated this part of it the most as it burdened me with extra hours of flipping through books and surfing on the internet looking for GK maths questions.
I have always averted looking back as it fetches nothing apart from poignance and dread. I wish someone had told me the secrets that I am going to reveal to you for nailing mathematics and punching it straight on the face.
I did thorough research and immersed myself in a browned study to get the hang of the secrets that made maths a cakewalk for me. Below are the tried and tested tips to improve maths and avoid the struggles I faced while in school.
1. Study in an environment completely free of distractions and make yourself comfortable.
Create or find an ambience completely devoid of distraction to get the most out of the time that you put in. Study in a room that is far from the madding crowd and erratically beeping hauling vehicles. Filling the room with soft blues or jazz music would help you concentrate even better.
2. Start slow and steady
It’s obvious to be frustrated in the beginning but continuous study will surely fetch you desirable results. Be slow in the beginning and maintain consistency to absorb and assimilate the concepts and logic.
3. Practice makes a man perfect, and women too
Make some time to practice on a daily basis and keep doing it until it becomes your habit. Practice deliberately and learn from the previous mistakes to avoid it the next time. Take the help of websites and YouTube videos to clarify your doubts.
4. Finding a tutor or a mentor will make it easier
Find someone who is better in maths to assist you, maybe a friend. It would be better if you take the help and advice of your maths teacher as they are specialised in the subject and have been practising it for years.
5. Using the internet as a tool to get the better of the mathematical anxiety
Enrolling yourself in various courses related to maths that are offered by many websites will certainly help. These courses are planned according to your level and requirements. Most of them are completely free and provides the best training and teachers for the subject. I took the help of this website which lists maths formulas for NCERT class 12. It was a lifesaver.
6. Be a teacher of the concept once you assimilate it completely
Teaching someone else about the concepts you learnt will clarify your own. After understanding the concept and logic, you can help the others to understand it as a part of your own revision.
The above-described tips, if followed religiously will take you to your desired goal in mathematics.
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