Expert Tips: How to Improve Your Everyday Math?
Even some of the brightest students suffer from math fear. Students often struggle to grasp the core concepts of math which make it difficult for them to get good grades. In some cases, just the fear of the subject discourages students from pursuing advanced math course in higher classes.
There are a variety of ways which can help students to better understand mathematics.
Understand rather than memorize
Mathematics is not subject that can be memorized except formula. Often, students try to memorize a sequence of steps in daily math problems rather than understanding why those steps are required in a procedure. For this reason, it is important that students look for why behind the math concepts.
Join a math club
Organizing local math club by like-minded families, parents, or teachers can help students to improve their math problem-solving skill. Try forming a club with 5 or more students with one adult adviser and student coordinator. The personal interaction keeps you motivated and engaged. You can also take local parents’ support and improve your math.
Practice, practice, and practice
Math has its new language and to master math is nothing less than learning a new language. Learning maths require plenty of practice with each concept individually. Some of them may require more practice than others, but more or less you will need a considerable amount of practice to attain fluency in particular math skill.
Do additional exercise
Additional exercises enable a student to apply math concepts to trickier problems, and in this process, they utilize the core concepts of maths. It is all the more important if you are planning to take maths competitions, like AMC (American Math Competition) or IMO (International Math Olympiad). To master math concepts, you need to push your limits beyond regular lessons and practice. Practice brain teaser problems. Doing extra problems will help you grasp the concepts firmly.
Unlike a few subjects, math can’t be understood with a passive mind. Math is a subject where to imbibe its concepts, you need to step out of your comfort zone. You need to memorize formula, understand concepts, keep the concepts studied earlier in mind and draw connections between various step processes involved in a sum. Complicated concepts demand rigorous brainstorming. Of course, all these can’t be done through a passive mind or learner.
Remember, there is no shortcut to learn math. You need sufficient time and practice to master this subject.