Mathematics can be pretty much difficult for the brain to process. It can be very simple and can be very complex at the same time. Most of the time, you can hear students complaining and ranting about having failed or nearly failing grades in mathematics. While some people are so good in math, there are also other people who totally suck at it. Nonetheless, even if you are one of those people who are having trouble in understanding math, you can always try better in that subject. No matter how many times you fail, use that failure to motivate you to do well. Sometimes, there are some people who fail in math or are having difficulties, not because they are totally dumb in math and they will never ever understand math, rather it is just because there are times that we think it is too difficult for us that we never even try. Because we think that we are doomed to fail and we will never be able to understand math, we never try and give effort in actually understanding. We give up too easily that is why we fail. Math, in its nature can be really very difficult to understand, however, with enough effort and studying, one can understand it too. One just needs a lot of motivation not to give up. Here are some tips to better understand mathematics.
Participate and listen carefully in class
Yes. I know. It can be pretty boring; a great pain in the head, and yes, listening for hours about complex equations and solutions that are so hard to understand is so uninteresting. But remember, attitude matters when one is studying. You need to fully shift your attention and interest in order to learn something. Try, instead of just sitting on your chair daydreaming, participate in your class. Raise your hands once in a while. Ask questions if you do not get it. Never get embarrassed when you ask, it is not because you are dumb; it is because you wanted to know more. Also, if your teacher asks questions, raise your hand and answer them. Whether you are right or wrong, it does not really matter. If your answer is right, good for you then, you are on the right track and you are absolutely learning something. If you answered wrong, so, what? At least now you know the right answer. And at least you have tried.
Work on your homework
Home works are just test to know that you actually learned something. Work on it on time and never cram. Cramming would only make it worst. Focusing on math problems would be pretty hard especially if you are pressuring yourself of the time. After working and passing it, make sure that you will be able to know the right answers. If it is not discussed by your teacher in class, ask her or him in person. That way you will be able to know where you did wrong.
Rewrite your notes
Rewriting your notes can actually help you in studying for your next class in math. You will also be able to understand well the previous lessons as well as it can help you discover more questions that you can ask your teacher which can also help you better understand the lesson. Rewriting your notes can be a better way of reviewing it and refreshing your mind about the lessons that were discussed in class.
Study with a group
Of course, before studying with a group, it is better to study on your own first. By then you can share with them what you have learned and they can also teach you some of the things that they have learned. You can also ask them questions if you do not get how the equation and the theories and so on works. Also sharing with them what you have learned can also mean that you understand them clearly, that is why you can communicate it clearly with other people too. It is also important to choose the right people whom you can have a group study with.
Mathematics as we all know is a hard subject, one needs to put a lot of effort, time, as well as attention to understand it well. Never let things or other people distract you when you are studying in math. Never feel lazy and never procrastinate when it comes to math, it will only get more difficult if you never study. But of course, one needs to be in a good state of mind when you are studying in mathematics. Do not pressure nor get frustrated while studying. Sure one cannot avoid feeling so, it is math anyway. However, despite that, take time to breath and take a break for a while.