Maths might be a really tough subject for some students but if you prepare effectively, you will see that maths is not that bad subject as it seems to be. If you are appearing for class 10 maths boards and you are stressed out about how you will prepare everything in time, here are top 10 useful preparation tips to help you prepare better and score best.
1) Take interest
Don’t start with a negative mindset. Take interest and enjoy maths problems. Practice questions like daily tasks and after completing them reward yourself with 15 mins of social media or your favourite song. Learn formulas with tricks and recite them like songs. Most students think that if the studies are mixed up with music, they tend to prepare efficiently and score better in their exam.
2) Trick you brain, Treat your exam
Tricks could turn out to be very useful for saving your time while doing maths exercises. Also, tricks can be used from learning theorems to simplify long calculations. Write down these tricks on a separate sheet so that you memorize them easily while revision. Don’t go for too many tricks to prevent confusion at the time of exam. Download applications which include solving puzzles and questions with the help of maths to take more interest in this subject.
3) Maintain proper register
Don’t start solving mathematical problems in the back of any subject notebook. If you have done a question there, there are more chances that you will not be able to find out that answer while studying which will end up you being in a frustrating mood to less concentration in studies. Maintain a proper notebook and write clear and spaces heading so that it will be easy for you to find the particular chapter or question while revision. Write down the important topics and questions on a sheet of paper and attach it at the beginning of every chapter. While revising that particular chapter, start with that important topics and questions so that you can do the remaining chapter with ease.
4) Make Formula sheet
Memorising formulas is the weakness of some students and they tend to forget them during the exam. It is recommended to make a small register for writing formulas. Along with each Formula, write down the type of questions which can be used by applying that particular formula. If there is a difficult formula and you have read and practiced that a lot but still you are not able to remember that formula for a longer term period, then here’s an interesting advice for you. Make that formula your phone wallpaper or stick that formula to your room door or any other place of your home which you visit often. Seeing a formula continuously for so many times would help your brain to fasten it’s approach of remembering that formula.
5) But first, NCERT
It is said that 75% board exams are based on NCERT books and henceforth, students should first complete NCERT before jumping to higher and complex reference books. Clear your basics and do NCERT questions with utmost concentration. Always keep solved questions of chapters like RS Aggarwal Solutions For Class 10 Chapter 10 Quadratic and trigonometry, so that when you feel like you are not able to solve a question on your own, you can look into the solved answers and try to understand at your own pace.
6) Practice previous years papers
Solve at least five previous year question papers to help your brain understand the pattern and the favourite topic of the examiner. While solving, set your stopwatch and attempt it as you are attempting the final one. Keep your books and formula sheet aside and after completion, check your answers and see which topic needs more attention and try to question from those topics more. You have to do this after completing and revising NCERT thoroughly.
7) It’s okay to ask for help
Don’t stack up doubts. Why? If you do that, you will end up stressing yourself with too many doubts and less revision. Ask your teacher or your tutor and ask and ask again. They will always be there to help you succeed. Complete a chapter and write down the doubts. Ask and understand them. Revise the chapter but now with more clarity and less doubts. Even if you think that you still can’t understand, ask again and revise the chapter again.
8) Test your knowledge
Join test series of your school or coaching centre to help you test your knowledge at how much you have completed or but topics need more focus. If due to some reason, you are not able to give a test of a particular chapter then you should give it before the test of another one. If you keep skipping your test of the series, you will end up regretting it as it is a type of revision. At the end, you will not get enough time to focus on these chapters or to attempt those questions like that. So, if you have completed your NCERT and also some previous year question papers, then you should give tests. If you have solved one or two questions incorrectly, you should ask your tutor or teacher the very next day to make your chapter knowledge crystal clear.
9) Teach others
It is observed in most of the students that if they teach their friends and study along with them, they are more likely to remember concepts for a longer time period. So, it is recommended to try it out yourself. Encourage your friend and you to study and take lessons together. This might help you to take things lightly and reduce exam stress and anxiety too.
10) Stay healthy and happy
Eat light and nutritious meals regularly and take care of your hydration. If you think you have reached your saturation level of studying, stop and breathe in fresh air. Stay away from negativity and don’t keep track of how much others have done. This is a crucial time to focus on yourself and stay calm.