In reality, mathematics is the most interesting and high-scoring subject. You can easily score 100 percent in mathematics. Small tips and tricks, dedicated time, and interest will work wonders to score well in the mathematics subject for Class X Students.
This write-up helps these class X students with simple tips and tricks for solving Maths problems.
If you say mathematics when addressing the class X Students, it means a ‘horror movie’ for some students, ‘time to sleep’ for a few, and a ‘fun’ for others.
Also, it is observed that students panic while attending the exam and leave problems unsolved hastily and repent a lot after walking out of the exam hall.
Moreover, the ban of calculators inside the exam hall, add stress to the class X students who are accustomed to using of calculators during class and study hours.
Let us see how to overcome these maths stress and excel in the exam with these simple tips and tricks.
Tips and Tricks for Solving Maths Problems-Class X Students
Tip #1: Practice, Repeat Practice and Repeat Practice:
There is no trick to score well in maths except practice. Maths needs practice, repeat practice, and repeat practice. There are no shortcuts or an escape from practice. You ought to allot at least an hour of practice daily.
Practicing problems as much as possible and as many times help you to gain the speed and accuracy.
One of the hi-tech methodology to practice is attending online practice tests, practice papers, mock tests available on Ezeetest App.
Tip #2: Train Your Brain for Simple Maths without Calculator:
Do not depend on the calculator. Instead of becoming addicted to the calculator, learn simple strategies to add or subtract three or more digit integers.
When adding three or more integers, it is recommended to divide them into steps.
a. Find out the sum of 592 and 78.
Two-step Addition: 592+78
1st step: [592+8] and [78-8]
2nd step: 600 + 70
3rd step: 670
670 is the Answer. [The trick here is separating hundreds, tens, and units].
Subtract 153 from 667
Two-Step Subtraction: 667-153
1st Step: [600-100] and [67-53]
2nd Step: 500 + 14
3rd Step: 514
514 is the Answer. [The trick here is separating hundreds, tens, and units].
Look for buzzwords in the questions and remember what it means. Just by looking at the buzzword, your mind will be able to catch the method of solving.
For example per, ratio, the quotient of, the product of, times of, reduced by, more than which indicates division, multiplication, subtraction, or addition.
Split the sentences of a question into bits and write data of it. This will help you to know what to do, which implies the application of correct formulae and data and eventually correct answer. At least, you will get full marks for the steps if the answer went wrong by mistake.
Tip # 3: Prepare Your Mathematical Dictionary:
It is recommended to prepare your mathematical dictionary and flashcards. It is as simple as to make a list of the formulae, terminologies and keep memorizing it as often.
If you can identify the formulae to apply for a question, then half of your problem is solved. The remaining part is to substitute the given values into the formulae and solve the problem.
Even at the exam hall, as you read on the question paper you may write down the applicable formulae in the margin as and when you remember and use it while solving the problem.
Check here for the Trigonometric formulae Table for you to help you memorize better.
Trigonometry is used to analyze the relationship between the height, length, and angles of a triangle. According to Pythagoras theorem, the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.
And, there are formulae to identify the relationship between the trigonometric identities.
Trigonometric Formulae Table for Class X Students:
Where P=perpendicular, B=base & H=hypotenuse
|14. Sin (A +B) =SinA . CosB + CosA . SinB|
15. Sin (A – B) = SinA . CosB – CosA . SinB
16. Cos (A + B) = CosA . CosB – SinA . SinB
17. Cos (A – B) = CosA. CosB + SinA . SinB
18. Tan (A + B) = TanA + TanB / 1 – TanA . TanB
19. Tan (A – B) = TanA –TanB / 1 + TanA . TanB
20. Sin ( A + B) . Sin (A – B) = Sin2A – Sin2B = Cos2B – Cos2A
21. Cos (A + B) . Cos (A – B) = Cos2A – Sin2B = Cos2B – Sin2A
22. Sin2A = 2 . SinA . CosA = 2 . TanA / (1 + Tan2A)
23. Cos2A = Cos2A – Sin2A = 1 – 2Sin2A = 2Cos2A – 1 = (1 – Tan2A) / (1 + Tan2A)
24. Tan2A = 2TanA / (1 – Tan2A)
25. Sin3A = 3 . SinA – 4 . Sin3A
26. Cos3A = 4 . Cos3A – 3 . CosA
27. Tan3A = (3TanA – Tan3A) / (1 – 3Tan2A)
28. SinA + SinB = 2 Sin (A + B)/2 Cos (A – B)/2
29. SinA – SinB = 2 Sin (A – B)/2 Cos (A + B)/2
30. CosA + CosB = 2 Cos(A – B)/2 Cos (A + B)/2
31. CosA – CosB = 2 Sin(B – A)/2 Sin (A + B)/2
32. TanA + TanB = Sin (A + B) / CosA . CosB
33. SinA CosB = Sin (A + B) + Sin (A – B)
34. CosA SinB = Sin (A + B) – Sin (A – B)
35. CosA CosB = Cos (A + B) + Cos (A – B)
36. SinA SinB = Cos (A – B) – Cos (A + B)
Tip #4: Master the Key Concepts:
It is highly recommended to understand the concept and logic behind the processes. This helps you to solve any kind of twisted problems. A simple twist in the question may put you in a panic if you did not understand the subject matter.
When you correctly understand the basics, then only you will be able to move on to the next complex problems. Because maths is sequential. One wrong step would create chaos in the subject that you may start hating the subject.
Instead, be smart and learn the concepts from basics, clear the doubts with the help of your teacher and move forward.
If you get stuck with a problem, do not skip it. Instead, solve it and move forward or it may backfire you in the later chapters.
Sit in a distraction-free environment to help you be focused while working on solutions for problems.
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Tip # 5: Understand the Exam Pattern:
Get familiar with the exam pattern, the possible types of questions to expect, and marks breakup for each chapter.
For instance, Section A carries one mark questions without choice, section B carries two mark questions with 3 choices, section C carries five marks questions with internal choice, and so forth.
This implies that in 3 hours you are supposed to solve ‘n’ number of questions. Set a proper time break up to attend all the questions without fail.
Further, remember to save ten to fifteen minutes for revising the answers attended. Do not worry about the complex problems.
Try solving the easier ones first to boost your confidence and speed level. Keep an eye on the watch and track the time and questions left.
A proper time management helps you to reflect your studies on the paper. Learning without doubts and managing time to attend the answers is essential to score well in the exam.
You may even try working with your friend during the preparatory phase if it sounds suitable for you.
Study hard and work smart! Have confidence and face the exam.
Remember the 4Fs:
Follow your Conscience
Face the Exam
Fight to the End
Finish the Game!