# How to study for Maths Exams

hey guys welcome back to SQA Past Papers Website so mass is a very unique subject and studying for it would be completely different to how you would study for another subject to do well in math exams you do have to be an absolute genius

or spend hours and hours of effort each day you just have to understand how to study very properly and apply it to your study routine

so here are five study haps for mathematics exams that I learned and use during high school [Music] the first hack is to not copy down what the teacher writes on the both

### Tip 1

now a lot of people might disagree with me on this but let me explain why mathematics is not a subject that is all of that rote learning which

is repeating something over and over again to help you learn it and in this case it would be just going through the teachers notes again and

again instead mathematics is about how to think illogically and applying these two problems therefore what you need to be doing during the

time of the teachers writing on the board is that you need to be understanding what is going on what formulas are using and why they’re

using those formulas and the great thing about this is that once you understand the theory concept you won’t have to go over ever again

because we’ve pretty much mastered it and then you can straightaway apply this in the exam which is going to save you so much time during

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### Tip 2

now on to tip 2 and that is to do homework and practice questions until you grasp the concepts for example if I had just learned

about factorizing then I would do a few problems from the textbook or from exercise sheets on these on the topic or factorizing and then after

I feel like I’ve gotten the hang of it then I’ll stop doing the questions because I’ve gotten up to the point where if I was in the exam I know I’ll

be able to do a similar question and work that out so the purpose of this is to save you from doing too much what you don’t want to be doing

the same question over and over again because that’s really repetitive and it’s just a waste of time for the exam

### Tip 3

tip 3 is probably the most important tip that I’ll give you guys and that is to do past papers this is because the actual exam will be very similar to that of previous years

in terms of what’s being tested and also what kind of questions they might ask so it’s a great way to improve really quickly before the exam

and what I found is that if I did three to five past papers before each maths exam I would pretty much be able to do at least 90% of the

question in the actual set because they were just so similar like they might change a few numbers here and there might change a few steps

but ultimately it’s like the same thing this is absolutely the quickest way to improve if you’re behind so make sure you do those pass papers

before the test

### Tip 4

tip 4 is to reattempt the questions that you didn’t know how to do at a later time going over the problems you struggled with

and learning the solution of how to like actually solve those problems is a great way to quickly improve your math skills and this will

probably be extremely beneficial for you in the actual exam if they’re really difficult problems especially towards the end of the paper

### Tip 5

final tip is to make a list of all your careless errors now there are two possible ways you can lose marks in a test the first way is if you

don’t know how to actually do the question in the first place or if you made a careless error such as you typed in the wrong numbers into your

calculator or you forgot the unit’s after a number make a list of what kind of errors you made in previous exams and then before the actual

exam go over this list and see when you menu mistakes like for example a key area I might need a focus on is to make sure I type in numbers

correctly into my calculator and then I’ll make sure an actual test to like focus on that problem and try to make sure keep a note in my head

to like not make that same mistake again so there you have it guys these are the five key tips that I use and what you can follow to efficiently

study for your maths exams if you really enjoy this for you.

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