Maths is an extremely important subject but students tend to find it difficult at times. To make it easier and comprehensible and to ensure better marks in Maths exams, students must work hard and strategically. The concepts covered in Maths have to be revised regularly and students must practice a few problems daily. Class 7 Maths focuses a lot on geometry and students sometimes find that aspect confusing as it is introduced in their syllabus for the first time. NCERT is the key book and one must take it very seriously. You must do all the NCERT theorems, solved examples, and the NCERT Class 7 Maths problems.
Maths is something that comes off as extremely difficult but if you follow these tips religiously then you’d surely find an improvement in your understanding of Maths as a subject and this will enable you to score well in exams.
- Stick to NCERT text – People would advise you to follow a hundred different books. This could increase the burden on your shoulders as there is a lot of syllabi that you have to cover. This would make Maths taxing and you would end up doing nothing due to the immense stress that this causes. So you should strictly adhere to the NCERT text and make sure you solve all the problems given there. You must also revise those NCERT problems to make sure that there isn’t any scope for error. If you still have some time left, which is highly improbable, you can practice some questions from the extra reference books but you should keep in mind that you do not pick up anything that isn’t given in NCERT as that would not be marked in your exams and you’d lose marks even if you were right.
- Practice strategically – People always tell you to work hard, but this isn’t going to guarantee you full marks. You must work hard strategically and this makes your hard work bear fruits. You can start your practice by solving the already solved examples given in the NCERT book and then move on to the chapter exercises. You must move along with the book and try not to do anything that you haven’t learned yet. If you try questions that are beyond your capacity, then you’d feel demoralized and may also give up on that particular chapter. So first learn and then solve, and let the chapter take its course, you will gradually learn this way and be able to understand the line of action of the concepts better. The steps to solve a particular question in the exercises are usually given in the solved examples and it is advisable that you follow that as those steps are designed in accordance with the marking scheme of CBSE and your chances of getting full marks in that question would increase.
- Memorize the definitions and statements – Before you start solving the problems of any chapter, you must read it thoroughly once and note down the statements, definitions, and theorems of that chapter. This is important because sometimes we focus more on the questions and ignore the theory part of Maths. The theory part is something that fetches you some direct marks. If you know the keywords and incorporate them into your answers then you are guaranteed to get full marks. You must not leave these types of questions at any cost as they are quite easy and carry a substantial amount of weightage in the marking scheme.
- Make notes – While practicing Maths, we often end up scribbling a lot or do a lot of calculations that make our notes undecipherable. These notes are often the target of a lot of rough work too. So the day before the exam when you wish to revise, these notes become useless and you sometimes leave a thing or two when you revise from various sources. To avoid this, you must make notes that contain all the formulae, definitions, theorems, solved examples, and NCERT exercises, all this must be in good and legible handwriting. This doesn’t take a lot of time if you do it while you practice for your exam. Also, make sure that your notebook is in a good condition and you can refer to it every time you come across a doubt or when you revise for the exam.
- Do not procrastinate – Maths requires a lot of time and effort. You must take out this time and make sure you solve some problems or study some theory regularly. This is because it is not something that you can learn overnight and if you wish to get good marks or even aim for a full score, then you must start practicing from the day your teacher introduces a chapter to you. With the huge syllabus of other subjects, you might find it difficult but once you get into a habit, you’ll find a significant improvement in your marks and your understanding of the subject.
- Time Management – The Maths exam is not only about knowing your answers but it is also about how well you manage your time. The question paper is usually very lengthy and when you know all the answers you tend to take your own sweet time in writing the answers neatly. Neatness and accuracy are very important but not at the cost of leaving whole questions. So make sure that you attempt all the questions and if and when you get time for revision, you can re-check and underline the key points. It is great if you plan your time and you must allot the maximum time to each question and if you cross that deadline, then you must move on to the next question. You must take out some time for revision too.
NCERT Maths textbooks start from the base and steadily take you ahead. You must trust the book and make sure that you follow all the CBSE guidelines and work according to its curriculum. For the best preparation, you must start well before the exam day and revise all the theorems and formulae on a daily basis. You must also have a keen understanding of the concept to be able to analyze your answer better.