Many students and parents search for techniques to improve the Math concept. Here are few methods to improve your maths at any level.
1) If you are not understanding something, try to focus on mastering that topic before moving on to the next topic. It may sounds simple, but it is very essential. For example a student is learning Algebra and he or she is having a hard time understanding how to add and subtract negative and positive numbers. Some students in this situation, out of frustration may drop this this topic, will move on to the next lesson in the hope that he will master in that. This can be distastes in further learning.
Math is more about learning to read. Math courses are taught in a specific sequence because the every topic is in relation to previous topic. But If you are having a problem with a topic, continue working some until you understand it and can work problems successfully. You may go for Watching the DVD section over again, attend tutoring, read the book and examples a second time, or even get a totally different book to have it explained a some different way...but do not move to the next topic unless you are over with it.
2) Try to solve example problems and check your answers. Make sure to work the problems that have answers in the back of the book, and check every one. It is always begin with the easiest problem in your book, even if it is too “easy" to solve. It is very important to build your confidence. Gradually work harder and harder problems within book and check your answer for each one. Many students want to low however a lesson just to make it to the next one. One cannot just read a section in a Math book and become a skilled in all section. You must work thoroughly on the existing problems.
3) In beginning to work on Math problem, just do not "map out a path from problem-to-answer" in your mind before writing anything down. I face common problems every day. This is very common when you look at Math problem then "figure it out" in their head before writing anything down. for example Take Algebra:- as a student looks at an equation, then he or she tries to solve the equation in their head and not write anything down This is mostly done with Word Problems. As in word problem is written in sentence form and you think that it will be too lengthy to solve the equation in copy than in mind.
First try to write down the problem then first step of it. Try to write down even the simple things so that you notice everything. In other words, when you are solving an equation for example and you have to subtract "10" from both sides, note that down. Then in NEXT step do the subtraction. Then divide both sides by "2" write down that ...then NEXT step do the division of lest numbers. But if you try to do too many things at single time, you may get confuse.
4) When you are doing your homework, search quiet place to do it, listening to music all of the time while trying to complete homework. But a quiet place without the background noise, it is better to focus much better. Try to find a quiet place in the Library/home to get your schoolwork done and you will get your work done much more quickly because you'll be able to focus and absorb more.
5), try to explain the topic to someone who is asking for your help. It is beneficial to teach others then to mug up material. Often when you are studying in groups there will be one member of the group who is behind and doesn't "get it". Try to clear the concept of that person, even if it is time consuming. This will help you to increase your own understanding. It will help you understand the things at fundamental level then stumbling blocks are for the topic, which will help you to clear your doubted topics too.
6) Don’t work on math problems in pen. The reason behind is that if you find a mistake; it is only a matter of time. You may rectify it with eraser and correct mistake and write over it. The problem may also help you to avoid hard to read, and the scratch-outs will actually increase your anxiety about solving these problems. It will be clean-neat paper with a clean well thought-out solution.
9) Write you solution very tidy line by line and in sequence .This will make your work more convenient and easy to reads in future .This will also help your teacher that you are understanding the problem and going to reach to the solution.
10) Try to solve maths in morning insist of night as in night fatigue level is much high and you may tend to silly mistakes. At night you may sleep before reaching to the solution.
11) Draw the diagrams of the question in calculus and trigonometry to create a clear picture of the questions. This will simply the answer and correction level increases as well.
Remember, there are no exact silver rule to learn maths it’s all about the more you practice the more you become perfect.