## Best **15 Tips to Improve Poor Performance in Mathematics**

*Mathematics is like a martial art;* *the more you practice the moves, the more you’ll gain mastery over it and understand the concept behind it. This can only be learned through active participation and diligent adherence.*

Here are 15 tips on studying Mathematics efficaciously and overcoming poor performance, which will of course sore up your academic score.

**1. **__BE PUNCTUAL IN YOUR CLASS__

__BE PUNCTUAL IN YOUR CLASS__

Skipping classes too often indeed fuels your poor performance in exams. It is imperative that you go to class daily, take complete class notes, and read the **syllabus in detail**. The syllabus contains a significant amount of information for you.

## 2**. **__MAKE A CONCRETE ADHERENCE TO YOUR ASSIGNMENTS & HOMEWORK__

__MAKE A CONCRETE ADHERENCE TO YOUR ASSIGNMENTS & HOMEWORK__

Grasping Mathematics is hard-target and the process of acquiring knowledge takes a concrete effort on the part of the student. Plan to spend about **two hours on each assignment**. You may sometimes need to spend more. Be sure to do more than just the assigned problems.

## 3. **KICK OUT YOUR POOR PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS BY REVISING YOUR LECTURES**

As soon after class as possible, study your class notes and examples. You may even want to rewrite your notes for greater clarity. (This rewrite process serves to make you begin thinking about the ideas, the first step in learning.) Beyond doubt, the habit of revision and poor performance in Mathematics (or any other subject that you find difficult) are inversely proportional to each other.

**4. **__POUR YOURSELF DEEPER INTO WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IN THE CLASS__

__POUR YOURSELF DEEPER INTO WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IN THE CLASS__

**R****ead carefully the section(s) of the textbook** related to the material, giving special attention to the vocabulary, basic concepts, and problem examples. You may want to relate this reading to your class notes, highlighting the concepts which have been discussed. Self-exercising is crucial in handling poor performance in Mathematics, try to raise topic-relative questions with your teacher and with your classmates, this would help a lot in effacing misconceptions and generating a clear conceptual picture in your mind.

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## 5. __START YOUR AS____SIGNMENT AFTER GAINING A __THEORETICAL GRIP ON__ THE TOPIC__

__START YOUR AS__

__SIGNMENT AFTER GAINING A__THEORETICAL GRIP ON

__THE TOPIC__

**Now begin the assignment**. To do so earlier is foolhardy since the assignment is designed to practice and apply the ideas and concepts, which you really need to grasp and understand before you do the assignment; hence, prior study of the ideas is essential!

## 6**. **__ALWAYS CHECK YOUR ANSWERS AT THE END OF YOUR SOLUTION WORK__

__ALWAYS CHECK YOUR ANSWERS AT THE END OF YOUR SOLUTION WORK__

**Check your answers** in the back of the textbook as you go along. If you are having difficulties, go back and restudy, looking at the examples done in class and in the textbook for similarities to your problem; then try your problem again.

**7. **__Poor Performance in Mathematics Prevails if you lag in asking questions with your teacher or classmates__

__Poor Performance in Mathematics Prevails if you lag in asking questions with your teacher or classmates__

If difficulties arise at this point, and you are unable to work them out for yourself or with one another (group study is encouraged – we can learn from each other’s problems and analyses), then the time has come to **seek help**. Seek help directly from the lecturer and/or T.A. during office hours or go to the math tutor room. Do not wait until the next class to ask the question; there may not be time, or the instructor may not be able to get to your problem.

**8. GO OVER THROUGH TEXTBOOK SECTIONS AND CLASS**__ Notes__

__Notes__

When you have successfully completed your assignment, go back and **reread the text sections and class notes **again, for emphasis and review of the concepts. This won’t take very long, and it pays big dividends in locking in the concepts, processes, and terminology into your “memory bank.”

**9. **__TRY TO HAVE A QUICK GLIMPSE ON UPCOMING TOPICS FOR BETTER ACQUAINTANCE__

__TRY TO HAVE A QUICK GLIMPSE ON UPCOMING TOPICS FOR BETTER ACQUAINTANCE__

Successful students find that the next step in doing one’s assignment is to look ahead at what is coming up in the next class; you can easily see what section will be discussed by looking at your syllabus. Do a quick read-over of the appropriate text sections, not for mastery but for a general overview. Get familiar with the new terms and basic concepts, so when they are presented in class they won’t seem so “foreign” to you.

## 10. __MAKE A HABIT TO STUDY BOTH OLD AND NEW TOPICS BEFORE NEXT CLASS__

__MAKE A HABIT TO STUDY BOTH OLD AND NEW TOPICS BEFORE NEXT CLASS__

Finally, successful students also have found that just prior to the next class (perhaps thirty minutes before class begins, or even on the way to class) a** quick reread of the “old” class notes** as well as the “new” text section gives them an edge, especially if there is a quiz (announced or unannounced).

## 11. __NEVER DELAY YOUR ASSIGNMENTS__

__NEVER DELAY YOUR ASSIGNMENTS__

Keep up with daily assignments and don’t fall behind. Math often builds on previous topics, and mastery of the material is important. The more you defer, the more your poor performance will devastate your academic and later professional profiles.

**12. **__PRACTICE MATHEMATICS AT LEAST FOUR DAYS A WEEK__

__PRACTICE MATHEMATICS AT LEAST FOUR DAYS A WEEK__

Without practice, you won’t be able to maintain rhythm in your performance, neither you could explore the hidden intricacies of the topic nor would be able to develop the ability to handle challenging problems.

## 13. __GIRD UP YOUR LIONS IN ADVANCE FOR EXAMS__

__GIRD UP YOUR LIONS IN ADVANCE FOR EXAMS__

Begin to prepare for an exam well in advance of the exam date, say a week or so before. **Review continually**! Practice the skills and understand **how the concepts apply to new situations**.

## 14. **WEAK PERFORMANCE GETS ABATED BY ****TEACHING YOUR CLASSMATES**

**TEACHING YOUR CLASSMATES**

In your free time try to manage group discussions with your classmates & friends and deliver to them the concepts that you have cleared through self-practice and theoretical overhauling, this will strengthen your grip on the topic and turn it indelible in your mind.

**15. **__NEVER GIVE UP__

__NEVER GIVE UP__

One final suggestion: don’t get discouraged, and above all **don’t give up too easily**. Mathematics is challenging, but it can also be fun, interesting, intellectually rewarding, and very useful!

Poor performance in Mathematics or any other subject can’t be helped out all of a sudden, it’s not like you wave a magic wand and everything gets transformed if one really intends to bring improvement then he has to stay consistent with the key tips so discussed above, yes it takes time but transformation comes that’s for sure, a good transformation I mean.

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