Basic Math Tips: Improving Skills
This article by Vandana Chawla is an insight into basic math tips for improving aptitude and skills for math. Read on for more information on the same.
Mathematics is a rational subject which challenges our reason and makes us understand the language of the universe. Most of the human emotions cannot be measured by Mathematics alone but it surely gives a hope that every problem has a solution. It governs our decisions, provides rationality and envisages our vision in almost every aspect of life.
There’s a quote that says,” Don’t judge someone by face because things may turn out false.” Well, it’s funny how Mathematics books had always cheated students like this by showing a child enjoying numbers and digits while most of the students backed out on Maths entirely. Of all the great scientists, Albert Einstein claims “Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
The only way to be proficient in Mathematics is to practice it regularly. Mathematics is derived from Greek word Mathema which means knowledge in terms of quantity, structure, space and change.
The ancient Galileo believed that the whole universe is made upon Mathematics, so one should study the language of universe and then comprehend its existence.
The only place where you buy 100 bananas without any reason is Mathematics. May be it won’t teach you how to deal with psyche or arts but it would assure you the greatest hope that every problem has a solution.
The forthcoming generation is totally aware of the fact that being whiz in Mathematics can earn them greater opportunities for career.
The following tips can mentor you to be highly adept in Maths:
- Understanding Basic Mathematical Concept: Generally, students let go first topic that they don’t understand and shift to another topic which they can’t understand either because of lack of concepts. Always remember that Maths is constructed into step wise concepts. First concept is related to another concept. So, don’t skip concepts. Stick to the first one and try solving it regardless of how much time it costs you.
- Use illustrations: It’s a common habit seen among children who read the concept and climb onto the exercise. Always practice illustrations given below every concept. Practice the first and check your answers. It your all answers are correct then only shift your focus to exercise part.
- Write numbers neatly: in day to day life you may encounter so many people who cannot solve even simple addition and subtraction questions only because they write roughly and mistake one number for another ex. 1 and 7 are often mistaken with each other. So, write neatly and clearly.
- Read the question carefully and completely: Half of the chaos occur when you skip some important point in the question or read it half and forget about the rest of the question. Once you commit such type of mistake, it can be rectified but if you commit it for the second time, it becomes a habit.
- Practice makes a man perfect: Practice a lot. Mathematics is one such subject in which you only get better if you are industrious enough to work on it regularly.
- Help other people too: is someone shows up with problems to you, help them in best possible manner you can. Knowledge adds knowledge. Not only you will gain the complete knowledge of the concept but also you will learn how to teach people and most importantly yourself.
Learning maths is fun and logical. It may take a lot of hard work but results are worth practicing it.