Many people believe that they need the brain of Albert Einstein to succeed in Math. When the word Math comes up in any conversation, it is usually met with disgust, sighs, and bad memories of interaction with numbers. Just ask anyone you know to say the first thing that comes to mind when they hear “Math”, and in most cases you’ll hear “hard”, “worst subject ever”, “who ideas was it to include letters”, “I kind of understood it before the letters”. The truth is Math can be just as fun, and as easy as any other subject and anyone can succeed in Math without any special skill set. Here are four easy tips to ensure you ace the next quiz.
1. How to Succeed in Math: Remove all mental blocks
The worst thing you can do to yourself is to tell yourself you can’t. Most people I have interacted with usually tell me they hate Math because it is hard. Well, usually when you ask them what makes it hard, they usually name something like Calculus, which they’ve never done, or they say its because the people they have spoken to told them it is hard. Well that’s not a good approach to anything, and you’ll only be setting yourself up for self sabotage. Approach everything you learn with a clear mind don’t mentally set yourself up for failure. Like everything else, a positive attitude is necessary to succeed in Math.
|Many people self sabotage themself by constantly saying “Math is hard”|
2. How to Succeed in Math: Don’t over think it
3. How to Succeed in Math: Practice practice practice
Have you ever scored an A on a test you didn’t study for? OK so maybe that one time you were lucky, or maybe World History is just your thing, but when it comes to Math “practice makes perfect”. In Math, if you want to succeed then you should expect to work for it. The good thing is it doesn’t require as much work as you think to succeed in Math. Just a half an hour to an hour a day can ensure that you’ll ace that final. The great thing about Math is most of the work was already done for you. Someone else already figured out how you can find the length of the third side of the triangle, someone already went through the hard part of coming up with all those formulas, its just up to you to figure out what goes where, and how to manipulate it. Honestly I don’t think it gets any easier than that.
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