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How to Learn Maths Easily: 10 Most Effective Tips for Students

Ashwani Kumar Saxena
Jan 13, 2023
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Maths can bring out the jitters in some students. Sometimes, you may feel that learning maths easily is a myth. But, as intimidating as the subject looks from algebra to complicated calculus, the best way to understand maths is not unilateral. Maths when looked at with clarity can be a very interesting subject.

What is the Importance of Maths in Daily Life?

Maths is for everyone. Whether it is the vegetable vendor who counts their money and asks for spare change or board rooms of big business conglomerates. Maths is a way of living and the faster we cozy up to it, the more adventurous it becomes. 

We use Maths in our everyday life whether it is calculating our home bills, or studying it effectively for a classroom exam.

Not only this, but Maths is also useful to pursue many careers. Even those in the Arts stream have to cross the bridge called 'Maths' whether in Advertising or Economics or Physics or Chemistry. Best CBSE private schools make sure that Maths does not become a nightmare, but a playground to explore and be curious.

Which is the Best Time to Study Maths?

Maths is such a subject that it can be studied at any time. It is practical. You can do it while swinging or hopping onto a bus or looking outside your window wondering if the opposite building would form a hypotenuse triangle.

However, it is best to study Maths with a fresh mind and not a tired one since it involves literally using the mind. And, did you know learning Maths also improves memory and reduces the risk of Alzheimer's!

Tips and Tricks to Learn Maths Easily

1. Practice Makes Everyone Better

Let's not say perfect, let's say the more you practice Maths, the greater excellence you achieve. It is not a parrot memory subject. You will need to solve questions of a varied variety and type to practice. 

In fact, even half an hour each day is sufficient to be excellent at Maths. Practice will help you brush up on your skills. It is recommended that you just don't stick to one book.

2. Online is the Way to Go to Be Good at Maths

You can download questions, sign up for classes for topics you find difficult, ask questions on Quora or even do a random Google search and somehow you will get a solution. 

The more you explore and discuss not only with your teachers and classmates but in online communities as well, the better you can.

You can also play games that are related to Maths so that it becomes a part of your fun activity and not a stress point. You can also look at videos on various platforms to understand topics that you find comparatively difficult.

3. Write Down and Learn Formulas

Writing down formulas for various equations is a good way to start. The more you see it, the more it becomes muscle memory. In fact, go one step ahead and make cards! Formulae cards and play with your friends. 

You can write them down as sticky notes, put them above your study table or wherever it is that your eye catches the wall.

4. Understand the Derivatives to Make Maths Easy

Maths is not like other subjects, it has a solid purpose, reasoning, logic, and different ways to solve it. It is applicable around the world. It thus becomes important to understand where a particular formula or equation or concept was derived from.

5. Understand Your Doubts

In Maths, it is important to clear your doubts to make it easier whether they are about an equation, a formula, derivation, etc. Don't skip on your doubts because this will only make you struggle hard in the long run. Instead, take help from someone, a fellow student, a teacher, or your tuition teacher.


6. Clear Your Basics

Oftentimes while learning Maths we can let go of the basics. But the basics are like the bedrock foundation of any building. It is a good idea to revisit your foundation and clear your basic ideas including revising and going over them from time to time. 

It will help you form clear derivations, solve questions and problems. Do not try to memorize the concepts as this will be counterproductive to your learning.

Maths is a sequential subject so it's important to have a firm understanding of the key concepts that underpin a mathematical topic before moving on to work on other, more complex solutions which are based on understanding the basics.

7. Create a Healthy Environment to Study Maths

While it is perfectly alright to do maths wherever you feel comfortable, you should still try and make sure that there is enough natural sunlight or light, clean environment without any distractions like television, phone, tablets, screaming children, house guests to distract you.

In schools, the kids are advised to create a chart of all the mathematical methods and formulas and place it in their room where it can be visible. 

So that they keep looking at the chart and understand how to actually solve the problem. Because when it comes to the mathematical problem, it is better if a person identifies the root of the problem rather than just the solution. 

Therefore, making creative activities will be helpful for all those people who think that maths is a difficult subject.

8. Apply Maths to the Reality of this World

As we said, maths is an everyday subject. It is practically a life skill. The more you apply to real-life situations and be curious the better you will get at it. 

Sitting at a restaurant, calculating the GST, sitting with your mom, checking the income tax, calculating it, having a home loan, calculating the interest principal or compound. 

Use Maths in everyday situations, ask your shopkeeper for discounts, calculate the discount. 

9. Do Not Try To Memorize

Memorising maths is pointless as every equation, every problem comes with its own sets of uniqueness. Instead of memorizing, understand the concepts and learn why some concepts work the way they do. Understand its application and usage of it. 

10. Be Concentrated on Your Equation or Maths Problem

Concentration is a very important aspect of Mathematics unless it becomes your muscle memory. Even then to solve a problem you need to look at it from various perspectives. That means divergent thinkers are required who think out of the box. 

Every equation has a solution and if not, you can thrive to find it instead of hopping onto the next question. Don't fear failure and ask for help when required. Just because you were not able to solve one equation properly does not mean you cannot conquer it. 

However, if you are giving an exam, focus on first completing the questions that come easily to you so you can score good marks and then solve the difficult ones so you have enough time left and a good grade as well on your report card. After the exam, you can discuss the question and find solutions and learn for next time.

Below, you'll find all ten tips to learn maths combined into a single graphic.

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Ashwani Kumar Saxena

Mr. Ashwani Kumar Saxena, Principal GIIS Whitefield is a passionate educator and an efficient school administrator with a rich experience of 28 years. His qualifications include MSc (Chemistry), MSc (IT), PGDCA, MBA (School Management) and a bachelor’s degree in education. He has visited some of the most reputed national & international educational institutes including Cambridge University, UK. He is accredited by University of Cambridge, UK to conduct Computer Science assessments. He holds a Residential CIE certification from Robinson College, Cambridge, UK. He is also an active Inspector of Schools to grant affiliation.

Having profound experience in the field of education, he has worked with various reputed schools pan across having national and international curricula including CBSE, ICSE, CIE and IB, holding important key profiles like School Administration, Curriculum Research & Development and has designed the School website, ICT based tools for teaching aids, academic audits, assessment techniques, resource management, data analysis & visualization, development of ERP as a multipurpose communication portal for Management, Staff, Student and Parents.

He believes that EDUCATION ILUMINATES WHAT LIES LATENT IN AN INDIVIDUAL, and educational institutions are the sanctuaries that guide the students to the sea of knowledge, skill, technique and information that prepares them to be global citizens of tomorrow.

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