3 Steps to Ace Your Mathematics
Many students find math a very daunting subject and, perhaps, even exhausting or painful. At KiasuMaths, we strive to change your perception and make math your favourite subject.
Let us share how we will help you to score that distinction.
1. Gain an Understanding
“Math is difficult because there are just so many formulas to remember!” This is a top comment that we hear from students and parents. Granted, we agree that the list of formulas that students is required to know are indeed lengthy, and this list increases as you progress from primary to secondary school, and even to Junior College, polytechnic or university.
HOWEVER, many formulas become common-sense once you comprehend each concept. You may find that you no longer have to “memorise”. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to take time to cultivate understanding in each topic, so that you know how to apply the right formula at the right time and in the right manner.
Practice, practice and practice. Many students know that they need to practice but often, they do not do so sufficiently. Once you understand the concept, it is time to practice. A good place to start would be your individual school’s tutorial questions, which should be aplenty. This is necessary in order to reinforce your understanding and memory, and to improve speed. Studying for any subject is akin to learning sports – you need practice to commit your techniques to muscle memory.
3. Stay Cool
The Ministry of Education syllabus is shifting towards real-life application, which adds an extra dimension to the “old-school” questions. Real-life application questions require critical thinking; during each examination, students should stay cool and:
(i) Read the question carefully
(ii) Identify and apply related concepts
(iii) Solve the question
It is quite common that students have trouble comprehending maths from just their school classroom and homework. At KiasuMaths, we help students to make sense of math by simplifying concepts and making math easy for students to understand; while AceKids make learning fun.
We select special questions to check each student’s understanding. This helps to prepare students for key exam question types and patterns, as well as real-life application which the Ministry of Education syllabus is shifting towards.
So, are you ready to ace your Mathematics?
About the Author
Head Tutor, KiasuMaths
- Graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Statistics and Applied Probability at the National University of Singapore. - Obtained High Distinction in Advanced Calculus - Maths Tutor Singapore for over 10 years - Taught over 200 students
Kenneth specializes in teaching Mathematics. As the head tutor in Kiasu Maths, he believes that the subject is of reach to many students in Singapore with a proper teaching methodology that will not only hone numeracy skills but will also pique students’ interest in solving Mathematical problems through real-life applications.