If you feel that however many long hours you study, your math grades never reflect your effort, you're not alone. ToppTutor specializes in facilitating good working routines, the core to all progress.
MATHS IN GENERAL
“Maths doesn’t require understanding, just hard work like any other subject!”
NO!!! Work smarter, not harder!
Is your child not getting the results you were hoping for? If a student doesn’t “get it”, it is nearly always because it hasn’t been explained in a logical way. Remember, maths is based on four basic operations: + - x ÷
Everything else is derived from that and can be understood if explained in a logical way. Some teachers force feed formulas into students’ heads. And if they forget them, they are doomed. For some exams they get a formula sheet or even a booklet. Great! Even less reason to memorize. Understanding is the key word. If they don’t understand the formula, it is not easy to use it in a meaningful way.
Students who have been trained to reproduce formulas struggle when the questions get trickier. And some feel restricted by a narrowminded teacher who goes strictly by the “rules”. Even in maths (especially in higher level maths), it is important to think outside the box. We educate the whole brain, enabling them to see solutions to problems they thought they could never solve.
Maths is about UNDERSTANDING, not MEMORIZING! Even a student who is quite keen on maths may lose interest if he or she is told that it is all about how many formulae they can remember. The moments when our students exclaim: “YES, I GET IT” are our happiest. And it puts a big smile on the students faces. In some cases, so wide that they go on to university and take maths courses for extra credits, even though they do not need them.
THREE KEY THINGS
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