Most of the students I’ve tutored were making simple mistakes in the way they were doing Maths. These mistakes were stopping them from fully understanding how to do the Maths that they were getting stuck on.
And they weren’t getting the results they wanted in their Maths tests and some of them were also falling behind at school.
So when a new student comes to me one of the first things I do is to see if they are making any of these mistakes.
If they are then I let them know which ones to change and what to do instead.
I teach most of my students what you’re about to learn here. If you’re making any of these 10 mistakes you don’t have to stop doing these things if you don’t want to.
But if you’re still struggling with Maths or you’ve always struggled with it and not getting the kind of marks you want in your Maths tests or even failing them, then it’s possible that you might be making some or even all of these 10 mistakes.
If you are and you decide to make the changes I suggest then things will start changing for you in Maths and you’ll be on the right path to getting better marks in your Maths tests.
So let’s get started with the first mistake and what you need to do instead:
Mistake #1: Not Being Organised
Being unorganised is one of the main things that will stop you from succeeding in Maths. If you can’t find things in your folder then you’ll waste a lot of time trying to find them.
And it will also make studying for a Maths test difficult because you’ll have to spend time looking for the sheets or the work you’ve done – or think you’ve done.
You learn Maths in a certain order so you it’s best to keep all your written work and handout sheets in the same order.
Doing this will make it really easy for you to find work that you’ve done and will save you a lot of time.
Once things are in the right order and you know where they are, it takes a load of your mind.
You know that you can find things easily and it means that you’re going to get through your work quicker – as long as you know how to do it.
And if you don’t know how to do it then at least everything is still neat and tidy for when you do find out how to do it.
I recommend a 3 or 4 ring binder to keep your work in, and plastic slips to put sheets and handouts in, then you can easily keep your work in the correct order.
You’ll know that you can easily find any work you’ve done and go over it again when it’s time to start studying for a Maths test or exam.
So your homework is to get organised as soon as you can. It can be a big job and may take you some time effort to put things in order depending on how unorganised you are.
Make a start today if possible.
Find a home for all the loose sheets you have. ie. some plastic slips then put the slips in a folder of some sort.
If you’re using sheets of paper and a folder to do your Maths homework on (which I recommend) then make sure all the pieces of paper that your work from school lessons are securely in your folder and in the correct order.