Mathematics is considered the queen of science, taught by the whole world and feared by the whole world. Did you know that over 60% of schoolchildren have problems with this subject? Algebra and geometry terrify many, not to mention control, testing and exams in these subjects. Dear moms and dads, read this report yourself and let your children read it! We have compiled a list of tips for you to learn math effectively and easily. And we were helped in this by very experienced and competent teachers from our Association.
Many schoolchildren attest that they get math 1st grade lower marks for independent, supervised work and examinations than expected. And this does not always happen due to lack of knowledge. Sometimes the wrong psychological mood and excitement play a huge role.
We have asked experienced teachers-mathematicians to give advice to schoolchildren on how to learn mathematics and prepare to test their knowledge. And that’s what they say.
Write cheat sheets.
First of all, you fix the material you’ve passed. And secondly, spurs are the best sedative for a schoolboy. Under no circumstances should you use them during экзамена\контрольной\проверочной. But the very fact that under the insole of the left shoe is hidden note with the solution of the equation, cheer up stronger than caffeine.
Read the “light” textbooks.
At school you can be taught mathematics according to the textbook of Kolmogorov or Mordkovich. Wonderful authors of a wonderful textbook. But it is designed for physical education, for those schoolchildren who will continue their studies in specialized universities. If this textbook seems difficult to you, take another one. For example, “Algebra and the beginning of mathematical analysis” by Nikolsky and Potapov or Alimov. The program is about the same, the only difference is the presentation of the material.
Learn the wording.
We assure you with almost one hundred percent confidence: you know how to solve the problem. “I don’t understand” in most cases refers not to the process of addition/subtraction itself, but to the unfamiliar concepts of the terms “addition” and “subtraction”.
Read the terms of the problem carefully
You have two coins for a total of 15 rubles. One of them is not a nickel. What kind of coins are they, then? Here is the same as with the terms: a simple solution is veiled with a cunning formulation. Here’s how it is: when a black cat is the easiest way to go through the door? The association line is as follows: if the cat is black, it means at night. No. Mathematics is not associations, mathematics is logic. It’s easier for a cat to walk in when the door is open. If it was black, if it was spotty with a red ear.
An old anecdote that never ceases to be relevant: “Ten years have passed since I finished school, and I’m still waiting for my sinuses and cosines to come in handy. Yeah, that’s what happens most of the time. Formulas and theorems stay in your head for a while if your professional activity is not related to numbers. But “household” mathematics – it’s with us for life. And it would be good to be able to calculate utility rates, interest on the mortgage loan, know how to save when choosing an Internet service provider or ordering a taxi, to distinguish between the travel card “three” and credit card. Textbooks have similar problems, and you can learn how to solve them without leaving your home. Your parents are experts in life math, they have to solve something every day. So ask them to teach you this necessary wisdom.
Get your priorities right.
Let’s say that there is very little time left to prepare for the test and you understand that the whole mathematics course can no longer be defeated. In this case, choose the easiest of those that will be on the test, and focus on them. Solve problems of only a certain type. And you will get a positive evaluation. Grade 2 math games and much more.
Overcome the fear barrier…
Remember the main thing: mathematics is not complicated. And if there’s something you don’t understand, then you’ve been misunderstood. Maybe it’s not the best textbook in the world. Or there are 30 people in the class, and the teacher is physically unable to devote time to everyone personally. Otherwise, they got sick and missed a few lessons. At least all three reasons at once, not because of them you become “incomprehensible”, but because of fear of them. Don’t be afraid. Think about it: who benefits from turning math into a scarecrow? Not you, exactly. And if it’s not profitable for you, why should you be unselfishly afraid?