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Tips on Studying for Math Exam

April 23, 2018

The mid-year examination is coming, so I thought it would be a good chance to share some tips on how to prepare for Math Exam as a teacher from my own experiences.



1. Revise Homework/Worksheets/Past Year Exam Papers

Look through the materials given and look at the ones that you've gotten wrong. This is very important because in the first place, you got it wrong because you do not really understand it and chances you may get it wrong also in the exam. Attempt the questions again and make sure that you are able to do it right without referring to any materials (you cannot refer to anything during exam too!).


2. Practice and Practice and Practice

There is really no short cut in getting good results. The more you practice, the more familiar you will be with the type of questions, the more confident and the better you will be in the subject. Another plus point of practicing is, as you practice more, your speed for doing the questions will also improve. You will have more time to check your papers if you finish it faster!


3. Materials Ready

Prepare all the materials you need for math exam in advance. Have a pouch or pencil case specially for all the materials required for Math. It would be good if you have this even for normal Math lessons and when doing homework for Math because I am sure you understand the pain and frustration when you do not have the stationery you want in your pencil case when you needed it.

Here are some of the items I had compiled to be in the 'Math Pouch'

1. Calculator

2. Long Ruler

3. Compass (for drawing circles please)

4. Curve ruler

5. Set Square

6. Sharp pencil or mechanical pencil

7. Eraser


4. Understanding the Concept

For each topic, revise what is the key concept of the topic. The key concept is normally written at the beginning of each chapter or the summary. Clarify and ask teachers, tutors or friends for help if you do not know/understand any.


Feel free to contact us if you need the extra help. I hope the tips are beneficial for you and help to improve your grade. All the best!



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