FEW DAYS TO MATHS EXAMS, YOU CAN STILL HELP YOUR CHILD


Most students really do not know the right way to prepare for Maths exams. Maths is a very interesting subject if you know how to prepare for it. Even though I don’t recommend last-minute rush preparation for exams, but I still believe that putting up a little effort at this time can result in a significant leap in our children’s performances in the forthcoming Maths Exams.  Below are powerful tips on how you can help your child prepare for the next maths exams.

  1. Invest your precious revision time smartly

In the world of academic success, time is a principal currency of exchange. There is no enough time to waste any time. Your child needs to invest his or her revision time smartly in all subjects, and not just in Mathematics.

“Smartly” refers to identifying the problem areas and starting to focus practices on these areas that are causing a loss in precious marks!

As you prepare her for the forthcoming exams, you should spend more time with those topics and areas where he or she has challenges. If you have been working with your child before now, it will not be difficult to know his or her weakness. 

This was a trick I taught a woman, one of my regular readers. she tried it out with her son and below is the mail I got from her after her son’s exams.

2. Understand the examiner pattern of asking questions

Sun Tzu in the Art of War once said “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Preparation for exams should not start two or one weeks to the exams rather, it should start the very first day the school resumes – My candid opinion.

A topic in Maths may have a variety of forms. Don’t just practice one form of the topic with your child. Chech past questions and see the type of questions examiner usually bring out. To be on the safe side, master every variety of the topic, should examiner chooses to come in another way, you will not be caught unaware.For instance, in the topic, Percentages. Your child may be asked to find;.

  • the percentage of a number

  • he may be given a number and be asked to determine what percentage of a certain number does the given number represents

  • he may be given the percentage and the value but be asked to find the main number.

If he has only practiced how to find percentages of a given number, he may not be able to handle other variations of the same topic.

It is important to get past questions to be able to see the pattern usually used by the examiner to set questions.

3. Avoid information overload by taking suitable breaks

Don’t rush them. If you do, when they get to the exam hall, they will not remember what you have forced them to learn. Why do our brains tend to discard (irrelevant) new information? For example, you will (often) remember where you left your school bag or parked your car for the most part of the duration you were away from the location, but now that the information is no longer of use, your brain has forgotten it.

Why do our brains tend to discard (irrelevant) new information? For example, you will (often) remember where you left your school bag or parked your car for the most part of the duration you were away from the location, but now that the information is no longer of use, your brain has forgotten it.

This “forgetting” is unavoidable. It is, in fact, a desirable adaptation because it frees up memory space for things that are more relevant or recent.

With this adaption of the brain in mind, we suggest for revision at suitably timed intervals of perhaps 30 minutes; take a 3-5 minute breather (not to play mobile games!) and continue with the revision. This allows the brain to process and compartmentalized the new information instead of discarding it in place of the most recent information.

I strongly believe our Home Made Maths Videos will help in their revision. Get the topics they have treated at school, let them watch me teach the topics again, I tell you, it will just stick in their brains.

Many people have used our videos and have come back with great testimonies. Your Child’s testimony is the next.

To your Success

BIODUN OMOSAKU

MD/CEO MATHSPLUS NIGERIA

0802-322-6334

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