Simple Ways to Improve your Maths Marks

Maths is not a subject that comes easy for everybody. For some it really is as easy as speaking English, while for others it is a little harder to fathom. But while aptitude is certainly a thing – it is quite plain that not everyone is born with the same degree of ability, there are definitely ways of making it easier to manage and to grasp for those who fall at the less blessed end of the maths skills chart. It is with these people in mind that we have compiled a list of tips to help make maths easier and in turn, more enjoyable pursuit.

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Find the right teacher

When you are at school; or at University for that matter, you are simply assigned a teacher. You are one of many pupils in a class with a teacher who is doing their best to meet the needs of everybody. It can be quite a thankless task. Different pupils learn at different paces and in different ways. So, it can be tricky if your needs are not aligned with the classes or if your teacher does not communicate in a manner that is good for you to absorb knowledge. Sadly, there is not much that can be done about this and you need to persevere and work with the hand that has been dealt with you. But you can help yourself by hiring a maths tutor, Melbourne city will have many talented and qualified individuals, to choose from, who can tailor sessions to your needs and who can go at your pace. One-on-one lessons also translate to greater accountability and to a far greater understanding of the material and concepts being learned.

Understand the process

If you know how maths works, then it is far easier to make it work for you. Unlike subjects like History or Geography where it is quite easy to learn about specific areas or events without starting at the beginning (for example you can very easily learn about the colonisation of Africa and understand it very well, without having dabbled much in the renaissance of the Roman Empire). With maths, however, concepts build on each other. You cannot just decide to master calculus if you haven’t understood the basics of quadratic equations or BODMAS. As such, if you want to excel at maths you need to make sure that the foundations are all solid. Sometimes this means going back before going forward, but rest assured, that if you do this it will make everything a lot better.

Change your mind-set

If you think that maths is hard and that you are bad at it, then you are naturally going to struggle to cope. So much of how we deal with things is about how we position ourselves mentally at the start of the process. You need to be realistic and you need to know your strengths and weaknesses but come at it from a positive perspective. Back yourself and prepare well. Then you can say that you are well prepared and looking forward to the challenge. If you are able to do this, you might discover that the pain and difficulty disappear, and that maths is suddenly a whole lot more enjoyable.   

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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