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Taming the Mathematics Bull and Conquering Difficult Assignments

by Dec 30, 2016Mathematics

Most students grow up with a pure hatred for mathematics because adults have failed to effectively instruction about the execution of homework and assignments. Simply telling a child that regular practice is needed to achieve perfection is not sufficient.

Guide them through a step by step process till they figure out how to do it on their own. Students are unable to achieve their full potential because they cannot seem to understand topics assigned or get frustrated every time they run into a problem they’re unable to solve. Mathematics is all about problem solving, developing this skill takes time and persistence.

How to do Difficult Math Homework

  1. Managing Time Effectively
  • It is easy to get frustrated with math problems and assignments when it seems like each problem takes an hour to solve.
  • Not being able to handle time while in a home environment makes it much harder to do so during an examination or test.
  • Beyond checking your level of knowledge or understanding of a topic, it is important to track the amount of time it takes to complete assignments.
  • Monitor your time routine and try to adjust it on a daily basis.
  • It is a race against the clock.
  • If it takes 15 minutes to complete a sum, with each practice session try to reduce the amount of time spent.
  • Eventually, you will get used to this. Once you’ve gotten to hang of handling your time, set limitations and try to break your own
  • First start with completing three sums in 15 minutes. Then build it up to 7 sums in 15 minutes.
  • Before you even realize it, you will be able to complete at least 20 sums in 10 minutes.
  • However, this requires adequate and regular practice.
  1. Finding the Right Sources
  • These days, with the availability of the internet, there are many online sources and aids available for struggling students.
  • Being spoilt for choice isn’t always the best situation.
  • It is important to find the right sources that one can rely on with minimal stress and tension.
  • Go through a few companies and everything they have to offer.
  • Take a look at their payment policy, limitations and general FAQ’s to gain a better understanding of their services and how they can help with completing mathematics assignments.
  • Check out reviews too. Some sites look attractive but could be dealing with a lot of fraud and irregularities. Reviews will allow you to take note of user experiences and determine the company’s efficiency for yourself.
  • However, this should be your last resort.
  • Before resorting to this try and figure out problems on your own.
  • Do some research on different methods of solving equations or problems?
  • Ask teachers, tutors, parents and classmates for assistance occasionally. They will be more than willing to guide you and help in understanding complicated theories.
  • If necessary, stay back after school for a few extra classes.
  • This willdefinitely help you cope with the topics being covered in class and bridge the gap between what is being taught and how much you’re able to comprehend.
  1. Following a Routine
  • If your aim is to become better at mathematics and handle tough assignments, then it is absolutely necessary to follow a routine.
  • This routine should allow at least an hour of practice every day, regardless of whether or not there is an assignment to complete.
  • A well-oiled machine hardly ever poses any problems.
  • Every new topic in mathematics depends on previously taught theories. It is impossible to understand something new if you’ve forgotten whatever has been taught in previous classes.
  • Instead of doing 5 hours of practice once a week. Opt for half an hour of completing mathematical exercises every day.
  • This will ensure that you retain and process information smoothly.
  • Do not only make a routine for mathematics.
  • Create a schedule for the entire day so that you can mentally prepare for all the tasks that need to be completed.
  • This way you’ll save time and have a clear idea of how much free time there is to rest and relax once all the important work is done.
  1. Prioritizing Assignments
  • When there are multiple assignments to complete, sit down and create a plan of action.
  • In this plan of action, prioritize assignments according to difficulty, deadline and importance.
  • Try to complete assignments that are due at the earliest but ensure that there is more than enough time to tackle difficult assignments.
  • Take into consideration any unforeseen problems, research work, practice work, etc.
  • Learning how to prioritize is a useful skill that can be used throughout your life.
  1. Paying Attention in Class
  • Huge chunks of assignments can be completed simply by paying attention in class.
  • Usually, teachers set homework based on what they’ve already taught. Only one or two sums may differ because they’re trying to test your ability to put theories into practice and use your own skills to do so.
  • Paying attention in class will not only help in understanding what is being taught, but any doubts can be cleared
  • Do not feel shy or afraid to ask even the simplest of questions. Chances are many other students may have the same thoughts but are too afraid to raise their hands.
  • By actively participating in class the teacher will pay attention to your needs because he/she notices your efforts and drive to study.
  1. Creating a Productive Work Environment
  • It is very important to create a productive work environment that suits your needs.
  • Your study desk should be well organized. Remove any unnecessary notes, texts, papers from time to time. This will keep it from getting cluttered.
  • Ensure that the area is well lit whenever you go to study.
  • It should be cool and airy in the summer and warm in the winter.
  • Try to achieve the utmost comfort level without being too comfortable and falling asleep.
  • Feel free to change the environment now and then. Change the decoration or simply move from your room to a café for one study session.
  • Use the library as often as possible. This is thequietest place that will allow you to think and finish assignments without any disturbances.
  1. Finding Motivation
  • Finding motivation can be difficult when you’re extremely frustrated, but it isn’t impossible.
  • The only person you should be competing with is yourself.
  • Keep setting higher goals for yourself every time you achieve something.
  • Take it one day at a time. No one achieves perfection overnight, so do not be disheartened by small failures.
  • Everything is a learning experience.
  • While having a bigger end goal is great. Smaller daily/weekly or even monthly goals are easier to achieve and definitely help to boost self-esteem and determination.
  • Do not feel shy to ask for help whenever necessary. Remember, if you never ask the answer will always be no.
  • Keep pushing yourself further and slowly there will be positive results.

Mathematics is simply about following through on your goals. Focus on the big picture and everything will fall into the right places. Do as much as you can, put in the effort and there will be good results.

With a slight nudge from teachers and parents, all students will be able to figure out how to conquer difficult mathematics assignments.