Some people seem to be born with the natural intelligence to do math with ease. Others struggle just to do basic addition and subtraction problems. However, everyone can learn to do math and conquer one of the hardest subjects in school. All it takes is a little bit of skill and a whole lot of work. Here are some tips on how you can defeat your math deficient.
1. Always Do Your Homework
Your homework is important. Skipping papers is not doing you or your teacher any favors. When you skim over work, you are missing key principals that you will need to further yourself. When it comes to Algebra, Calculus and Trigonometry, if you miss one paper, you will miss allot.
2. Develop A Good Rapport With The Teacher
Sometimes we tend to push the math’s negative energy off onto the teacher. It’s best to develop a good reputation with the one whose helping you. By having an open door where you can go and talk and ask for help, it will make the class time less stressful. They are probably not a bad teacher, you just don’t like the subject. Don’t be afraid to communicate as it can help more than you think.
3. Don’t Miss Classes
Whether it is high school math or college based makes no difference. You need to be there to learn. The teacher uses videos, blackboards and lectures to help you grasp the concepts. Sure, it’s fun to skip school every now and then, but the more you miss, the more lost you will be. If you do have to miss class, be sure to ask the teacher or another student for notes on what was covered. If you have an illness that makes you miss a great deal of school, be sure that you have someone who is keeping you up to date.
4. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions
Have you ever heard the saying “the only stupid question is the one not asked?” If you have a question, make sure you get an answer. A question stems from a concern or problem that you’re having. Make sure to get that problem addressed or it can spiral into more in-depth problem later. Don’t be afraid to be the teacher’s pet and have your hand in the air often needing help.
5. Analyze Your Mistakes
We all make mistakes, which is how we learn. So when you get a paper back with many problems marked wrong, analyze what went wrong. Ask the teacher for help on that concept and have them break it down into easier parts that are easy to understand. The key is communication and try, try, try again. Practice makes perfect and do it till you do it right. Don’t throw that “F” away and think you failed, understand why you failed and fix the issue.