Subject Study Tip Series

Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement. Math is all around us, everywhere, in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture, art, money, engineering, and even sports!

You don’t have to be particularly good at, or fascinated by maths to use it every day. If you’ve ever ridden a bicycle, or looked at the weather report, or paid for a coffee in exchange for currency, then you are using maths.

Mathematics is all around us, all day, and every day. So why not invest in learning how to use it better?

Subject Study Tips for Mathematics A (7 of 11 in the Series)

1. Practice, Practice, Practice & Practice

Maths is not a subject that you can quickly learn the night before an exam. This means that you will need to put pen to paper and practice each topic. Not only must you memorise mathematical formulas, you need to understand how to apply these formulas, which takes time and practice to perfect.

2. Review Errors

Maths is cumulative. That means that almost everything that you learn is built upon what you have learnt in previous topics, or previous years. The key then is to try not to fall behind by reviewing concepts or questions that you have struggled with previously. Review them until you have perfected them, and then move on.

3. Master Key Concepts

Do not simply try to memorise the process. It is much more rewarding in the long-run to focus on understanding the process and logic that is involved in coming to a solution. This will help you understand how you should approach such problems in the future.

4. Create the Right Study Environment

Because mathematics requires more dedicated concentration than other subjects, it is advised to study in a distraction free area. A quiet, distraction-free environment could be the determining factor when solving complex equations or longer problems in geometry, algebra or even trigonometry!

5. Apply Maths to the Real World

Maths can be very abstract, so looking for a practical application can help change your perspective and understand ideas differently. If you are learning how to do income taxes in class, why not try to do your own tax return? You will find that you can apply maths to all areas in the real world when you put your mind to it.

Next week we will be posting subject study tip (8 of 11) for Mathematics B. Keep following the news section of our website to read the last 4 subject study tips.