India is land of mathematics. Right since the era of the Indus Valley Civilisation, Indians have excelled in this field of study (archaeological proofs are a testimony of this fact). No one can deny the fact that it is we Indians who gave the world the gift of the digit 0. This one digit revolutionised the world of mathematics.
As the ages went by, the world progressed and with it progressed the role of mathematics in the Indian society. Mathematicians like Ramanujan were able to cast their influence in the western world as well. In fact, physicists like Albert Einstein also agreed that Indian mathematicians contributed to the world of global physics.
However, it is sad to note that a major chunk of today's generation suffers from a phobia of this subject. Even amongst the creamy layer of the society it is often seen that students do not like maths or they are simply intimidated by the thought of it.
In case you are one of those students, this article will give you some useful tips and tricks that will pave the way for a much better understanding of mathematics and will give you those extra marks in your kitty.
• It's Okay To Ask For Help
While studying if you cannot understand something, don't be discouraged or shy to ask for help.
If you really want to improve in maths you must go ahead and seek all the help you deserve. This may be from your parents, teachers or tutors. Sometimes help may also come from the smart kids in the class who excel in this particular subject.
• Turn Off Your Phone
Unlike all other subjects, mathematics is something that needs extreme focus. When studying math, don't get distracted by the fascinating labyrinth that is your phone. To prevent being distracted, what you can do is to make it a point to switch off your mobile phone before you sit down to study.
• Listen To Music
It is often seen that people are able to concentrate better when they listen to music. Thus, if you feel that you are unable to focus, one thing that you can opt for is to plug on your earphones.
While this might not work for everyone, in case you are intimidated by maths, this will help to take off the fear and let you study in a more calm and composed manner. However make sure that you listen to only soft music and not the sort of music that will get your feet tapping.
• Be Persistent
While solving derivations/proofs/theorems/any problem, it is obvious that you will make mistakes. Do not get intimidated by those. Instead go for practising them more often. While doing so make a note of the steps in which you are making a mistake. It is often seen that people tend to repeat their mistakes.
Make a conscious effort to remember them and don't repeat them. Mathematics is not something that you can study at the last moment and still ace the same. This is one subject that requires regular practise and through dedication.
• Create A Mathematical Dictionary
While there are a number of formula books available in the market, if you really want to score well, create a mathematical dictionary of your own. This notebook should have a step-by-step list of all the formulae that you will need for your exams.
Make sure that this book is neat (else you will not feel like reading from the same). However, it is important to know how to strike a balance and not end up spending too much time in decorating the book. Doing so will eat into your productive time.
• Apply It To The Real World
One reason why students find it difficult to score well in maths is because they claim that the subject is very abstract. While this is true to a certain extent, the fact is it is possible to apply what you learn inside the classroom to the world outside.
This is particularly true in case of arithmetic and trigonometry. However it is you who will have to observe and find the link. Once you are able to do that, there is nothing that can stop you from achieving your true potential.
• Seek Help Online
To get more help than you are now, the best thing to do is seek online help. These days a number of digital learning platforms are available which enable one to practise and learn the mathematical concepts with ease.
Considering the wide array of options that are available, taking time out to explore which digital learning platform is most suitable to meet your mathematical needs is something that will pay off in the long run.