Seven Ways to Master Mathematics
1. Practice, Practice & More Practice:
It is impossible to study Mathematics by just reading and listening. To study mathematics you have to solve some problems. The more you practice answering maths problems, the better you get.
2. Reflect and improve:
When you’re practicing with these problems, it is important to work through the process for each solution. If you have made any mistakes, you should review them and understand where your problem-solving skills let you down.
3. Excel in Key Concepts:
Do not try to memorize the processes. This is counter-productive. It is much better and rewarding in the long-run to focus on understanding the process and logic that is involved. This will help you understand how you should approach such problems in the future.
4. Accept the challenge:
Sometimes you can get stuck trying to solve part of a Mathematics problem and find it difficult to move on to the next stage. It’s common for many students to skip this question and continue on to the next. You should avoid doing this and instead spend time trying to understand the process of solving the problem.
5. Focused Environment:
Mathematics is a subject that requires more concentration than any other. A proper study environment and a distraction free area could be the determining factor when solving complex equations or problems in geometry, algebra or trigonometry!
6. Create a Mathematical Dictionary:
Mathematics has specific terminology with a lot of vocabulary. We suggest you create Notes or Flashcards with all the concepts, terminology and definitions you need to know. You should include their meanings, some key points and even some sample answers so you can consult them at any time and recap.
7. Apply Mathematics to Real World Problems:
As much as possible, try to apply real-world problems when approaching Mathematics. Mathematics can be very abstract sometimes so looking for a practical application can help change your perspective and assimilate ideas differently.