Math is probably one of the most hated subjects at school. On the other hand, a handful of students seem to appreciate the beauty of this complicated subject.
With that said, Math is more than just numbers and calculators. Rather, it teaches students to solve complicated problems using their stock knowledge and logic.
In this article, you can learn a thing or two about solving your Math homework faster and smarter than you expect.
Solving Your Math Homework Problems
First of all, there’s no use in hating this subject. Whether you like it or not, it is and it will be part of our lives forever. In fact, being an expert in Math is mandatory in some professions such as in Accounting and Engineering fields.
To solve Math problems like a pro, here are some tips you should remember:
1. Take notes at school
Believe us, it will be useful. After all, you can’t always rely on your memory, unless you can remember complicated formulas the first time. In taking notes, you don’t have to write word-for-word. Instead, focus on the keywords and the formula itself.
• Create a “cheat sheet”
This is not meant to be used during exams. Rather, it is composed of a short note containing all the keywords and formulas crucial for the specific Math topic of the day. This sheet will eventually be useful when you do your assignments.
2. Preparing for your homework
Upon arriving home, it’s tempting to slump down on your family couch and binge on your favorite show. Please, don’t. For a more productive homework session, you can follow these steps, in this order.
• Clean up
Go to your room, change clothes or have a good bath first.
• Eat dinner
Eat your supper so your brain can function well while you do your homework.
• Prepare your desk
Remove all distractions, including your mobile phone or anything else. If you need to use a desktop or laptop, avoid logging-on in your social media accounts while doing homework.
• Check your notes and start your assignment
The “cheat sheet” will come in handy. This way, you won’t have to browse your notes back and forth, wasting your precious time.
Another tip: start with the easier questions, and then tackle the more difficult questions later. It will also help you save more time. Make sure to read the question more than once so you can understand the needed solution
3. Don’t be ashamed to ask help
“I did my best, but I guess my best wasn’t good enough”, according to the first line of a popular song. Just like the frustration, the lyrics implicate, getting stumped in a middle of a difficult Math question can be frustrating as well.
In this case, you can seek help from either of these people:
• Parents/older brother or sister
They have most probably encountered the topic way ahead than you, so they may have an answer for that.
They may already have a solution to your problem, and you can ask for their help.
You can hire a tutor to help you with your Math subject. However, avoid being too reliant on them. Instead, ask for tips on how you can solve certain problems more effectively.