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    Maths help?!! MakeupGirl

    So I got my maths result back from my mock exam today and I have literally just passed. The paper was so extremely hard :( what can i do to help me bring back up my grade? I find doing exam questions is useless because I don't understand them. Help please?! :)

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      granners

      ask your teacher for help when you both have a free class or get grinds. i didnt have the course covered before my pres so i got help which i found was really important. if you want to do independent study maybe get a sixth class book and practice the basics and work up the level to gain confidence and to have a better understanding of the basics

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      amyb101

      First off are you doing higher or ordinary level? Because if you are doing higher level well done because the paper was really hard and you should be proud of yourself for passing but if you are always getting low marks then I would consider dropping to ordinary level so that you can get a really good mark in that paler but if you really want to stick with the higher level then just keep practicing with exam papers or else get your teacher to kelp you eventually it will sink in. If you are doing ordinary level well then maybe consider getting grinds or just put in more hours of studying and again ask your teacher for help.

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      Dazzla16

      Hi! If you want to improve your exam grade in maths, I suggest you to become aware of the sections that you are not good at. In your maths textbook, mark a tick beside the sections you feel confident enough in doing in the exam, and mark a star beside the sections that you really struggle at. Practise questions from a maths book, starting with the easy questions on the sections you are struggling with. Once you get the hang of it, do more difficult questions from the same book. Ask your teacher for anything you don't understand anything. If you are feeling confident enough in a certain section, practise answering exam questions on that certain section. For sections that you are struggling with, stick with answering questions from a maths book on those sections (start with easy questions, and work your way up) until you feel confident enough to move on to exam questions.

      Hope it helps :)

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      Dazzla16

      Hi! If you want to improve your exam grade in maths, I suggest you to become aware of the sections that you are not good at. In your maths textbook, mark a tick beside the sections you feel confident enough in doing in the exam, and mark a star beside the sections that you really struggle at. Practise questions from a maths book, starting with the easy questions on the sections you are struggling with. Once you get the hang of it, do more difficult questions from the same book. Ask your teacher for anything you don't understand. If you are feeling confident enough in a certain section, practise answering exam questions on that certain section. For sections that you are struggling with, stick with answering questions from a maths book on those sections (start with easy questions, and work your way up) until you feel confident enough to move on to exam questions.

      Hope it helps :)

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      VampireBlue1234

      Hey guys! Was it just me or was Maths Paper 1 extremely hard? I''ve never been great with maths but I'd always get a high C or B.

      I haven't got my pre back so I don't know how I've done... Does anyone have any other advice on how to actually understand concepts and whats the best way to study maths i.e- Mindmaps, Flashcards??

      Thanks in advance

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      MakeupGirl

      Hi thanks everyone very much for all the feedback!! Yes I am in HL :) im feeling much more motivated and focused thanks to the advice!! :)

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      Night Valdez

      VampireBlue1234. Yeah, I found paper 1 pretty hard. I found it easiest to practice questions with maths. Start with the basics and work your way up to exam level questions. If you want any help on questions, ask me. I'm pretty good at maths

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      themathstutor.ie

      Hi, I have 3 pieces of advice:

      1. get the basics sorted for all parts, esp number and algebra

      2. build on this, do plenty of practice, and start doing at least some past exam papers

      3. make sure you have your exam technique clear, in terms of how to make the most of what you do know.

      Post back if you have any specific questions.

      Eamonn

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