Mathematics is a subject of logic and analytics. Even though the whole subject focuses on numbers and problems without any beautiful concepts in it, Mathematics has beauty hidden within it. Unlike any other subject, this particular subject offers an opportunity to all the students to score any mark they hope for: a perfect score of 100. This particular quality is what makes Math a beautifully complicated subject.
As every subject has an exam accompanying it, Maths is a subject that most, if not all the students have come to see as something horrific. This is said in the literal sense because, the numbers, formulae, and theorems that Math teaches does not make sense to every student learning this subject. Complications arise, and students end up grasping at straws. This scenario becomes true with the Board exams of class 10 Maths. This particular board exam haunts students their entire Class 10 life as most students acknowledge and view this subject as the most dreaded one and the hardest to score top marks. What they fail to see here is the beauty of Maths that is mentioned above and how students can acquire this beauty in order to achieve a high score they desire if the subject of Maths is looked at and learned by following some simple steps which are clearly stated in the following list of tips:
- Understand the syllabus:
The syllabus provides the students with a course structure and a chapter-wise weightage of various sections. Thus, the students are given an advantage because once they understand the structure and weightage, they don’t necessarily have to spend time doing different questions of the same type. Thus, studying becomes easy and students can have fun while doing new problems.
- Follow NCERT Religiously:
The current trend seen among students is that because most of them find Maths as a dreaded subject, they go behind reference materials and prefer them over their class 10 NCERT textbook. Here, the students fail to understand that the textbook is prescribed by the CBSE Board and it strictly adheres to the curriculum. The textbook is sufficient in itself to score a top score if studied properly.
- Use References:
Once NCERT is given preference, students should use references. The role of references is to provide the students with answers in simplified terms. Plus, they also get additional problems which are good for practice as it helps students increase their skills in solving problems. RD Sharma and RS Aggarwal books are two of the best and most recommended books as references for the Board exam.
- Sample and Previous years papers play a dominant role:
This particular tip can help students a lot in their hardworking journey to score a perfect score of their dreams. Sample papers are released on the CBSE website. They allow students to have a strategy for attempting the exam as they help the students understand the marking scheme such that they can use their time wisely. Previous years question papers, on the other hand, are great for students as it provides not only a good and complete revision of all the chapters, chances are that the same model questions appear for their exams.
- Formulae and theories need to be organized separately:
This tip is probably the best students can use. As the subject of Mathematics depends solely on its formulae and theories, keeping them separate helps students have a clear understanding of what each one entails. It is also hard not to mention the huge advantage this separate record offers for a last-minute revision just before the exam.
- Solve problems alone without skipping the steps involved:
Students can learn all the formulae and theorems easily, but what they cannot do is apply these when a problem comes because their application is not that simple. The only way students can do this is if they solve problems themselves without skipping any of the steps involved in the problems. The Board provides marks for each step written down. So, in case of any small error in the problems, students still have a chance to score something close to their perfect score.
- Attempt familiar and easy problems in the question paper:
A thorough reading of the question paper before the exam starts is absolutely necessary such that students can categorize the questions into easy and difficult ones. Once this is done, the students should start with those questions which are easy and familiar because this strategy provides them with an ample amount of time to solve the questions which look difficult. Also, since they are able to solve most of the familiar questions, they would have a boost in their confidence which can prove to be very useful when they attempt the unfamiliar questions.
- Graphs are important:
Graphs are all about details and neatness. The entire answer paper should be presented neatly and this specifically applies to graphs that are drawn. Graphs can actually help students score good marks, but they should ensure that the drawing is neat and clear. A sharpened pencil and a ruler are absolutely needed items if students are to draw graphs of any kind in the exam.
Thus, Mathematics is not all about having an extraordinary brain and standing out among the crowd. Maths is all about practice and preparing in the right way. Students with good logical thinking and rational skills can crack the paper and score high with ease. Both of these rational skills can be achieved and polished with the proper amount of work and time. Being nervous and worrying about the exam, especially because it is Maths, is completely normal in any student’s life. The only thing that they need to remember is, with the right preparation strategy, the perfectly sought-for high score is actually within the students’ fingertips. These tips and tricks can be moulded into the students’ own strategic weapon in their journey to crack the exam and achieve a topper position.