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Ade22
MATHS any advice appreciated

So i'd like to think i'm a good student in hl maths i can understand the questions we do in class kind of alrighty...but then when i get to exam/test i freeze...like i just forget half the things lol. any adivice or help would be very appreciated please please please!


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ggheor
ggheor
Try to do not get too stressed, it my be hard but try being confident and maybe revising before a test even if you know everything, jus to be double sure:smiley:
LoicMichel
I'm pretty sure most people do pretty bad in the class tests, they tend to be pretty hard, and don't necessarily equate to what you'll get the in lc
Student987
Practice, practice, practice! Make sure you completely understand the questions in class or you definitely won't be able to do them on the test. Practice one of every type of question in a particular chapter when studying for a test. Don't just read the book or look back at old questions when studying, cover your notes and try the question. It's easy to forget old material in maths and you have to keep going back over everything. Also, when you get a test back, correct the questions and make sure you can do them the next time.
Cathalkeenan
Theory and practice are the same in theory, but not in practice. If you are capable, which you look to be, then don't put such an emphasis on theoretical questions. They are easy for you. What you really need is a better problem solving ability to piece concepts together and answer questions that seem "different" from the theory you have studied. Imagine I said factorise x^2 + x. Answer is x( x+1 ). The test question will say Paul has an amount of apples one greater than the amount of Mary's apples, create an expression for the total apples. This is the concept you can embrace to excel.
Ade22
Ade22
and how do i embrace this concept?
Ade22
Ade22
and how exactly do u embrace this concept?
Henry_Ohare
What I do, which really helps, is just do loads of exam questions. If you get stuck then have a look at the solution but try to give it your best before you do. If you look at the solution try to understand how they got it, don't just take it down,
interestrosie
It sounds like you need to learn this kind of concept: if the question is in whatever format, then I do this. It sounds like you have a good grasp of what to do, but you just don't know when to do it? Exam qs are a good way to practice that but for a lot of it you might have to learn off the steps involved.
sophie2ej2oneill
I used to freeze up in tests aswell, i find that if you write beside each question how you are going to tackle it (method ect) takes the edge of the "next" question nerves...it takes two seconds and you also get a good look at each question. When you have done this go to the questionn that appeals the most to you, try and complete it. If you get stuck, move on, come back to it later, this sounds risky and you might think that you will lose a lot of time but i find it helps. Sometimes doing another question will spark your mind how to complete another... Hope this helps x
Ade22
Ade22
Thank you all for your advice I will definitely implement them in my studies!
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