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How do I get good grades in math?How many of u always get A in Mathematics.

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aa42 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted October 1, 2012 at 7:03 PM via web

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How do I get good grades in math?

How many of u always get A in Mathematics.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 1, 2012 at 8:11 PM (Answer #2)

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The best way to get an A in math, even geometry, is to work on problems yourself and see if you get the right answer.  Write out your work step by step and show it to a teacher or tutor.  That way they will be able to tell you where you went wrong.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM (Answer #3)

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Math was always my worst subject in school and I hated every one of my math classes. But I always had more homework in math than any other subject, and I stuck with it, completing my homework and paying attention to all of the new information taught in class. I was usually very happy when I made a "C" or, in rare cases, a "B." I can only suggest that you do the same, and if and when you feel like you are falling behind or don't understand a new theory, take the time to see your teacher after class for an explanation. Falling behind in math can be much more serious than in English or history, so try to stay alert in class and keep up with the class assignments and homework. It's an important class that is essential for both high school and college, no matter what your college major may be. 

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aa42 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM (Answer #4)

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But i can't figure out one thing which is I always tried my best to gain ''A'' but it doesn't work in starting years of O levels i always got A but don't know what is happening now.... But i'll try my best next time and i'll hope it will work INSHA-ALLAH.

K now tell me r u people good in Geometry.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted October 3, 2012 at 3:38 AM (Answer #5)

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I have been very good in maths according to my teachers but could not manage good grades but some others who were not so good could get high grades - A.

The difference was that I was so confident of getting good marks that I did not practice at home, the others would solve every question at home. so the only answer is 'practice, practice and practice till you get every answer right.'

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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted October 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM (Answer #6)

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I don't always get A in maths but I never give up. Maths is something you should follow up everyday. My teacher used to tell that if you disregard maths for one day it will disregard you for a month. So, practise it in daily basis. Maths can be fun if you can indulge yourself into it. Just try it and see how you will get your A.

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted October 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM (Answer #7)

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to get a goo mark in maths u should practise until death

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted October 14, 2012 at 9:27 AM (Answer #8)

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i meant till the death of the day(ie 12 o clock)

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stevesam93 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM (Answer #9)

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Practices make perfect.
Do a variety of questions.
Ask teacher when you are not understand about that topic.
Focus on the weak topics and remedy for it.
Keep familiar with the topics you have learnt.
Try to link the topic you have learnt. It may help.

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iholland95 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 15, 2012 at 2:09 AM (Answer #10)

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- ASK QUESTIONS!!! That's why I think most kids fail math. Asking question because you don't understand something is EXTREMELY important. You won't learn what you did wrong if you don't ask

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dmcdonnell16 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM (Answer #11)

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This is coming from a ninth grade student, but make sure you are completing your homework every night, and if you have questions, make  sure you ask! 

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piqachu | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM (Answer #12)

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BY practicing and practicing.. there is no other way of it!

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luiji | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:30 AM (Answer #13)

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Show all your working out and double check all your answers. Also study lots.

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mmillar8537 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM (Answer #14)

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I personally never understood any math in highschool until this year. The reason for my success this year has derived from the questions I ask in class, remember there are no stupid questions. Also, make sure you participate in class discussions.

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tigerstreak1610 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:01 PM (Answer #15)

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lots and lots of PRACTICE. Get some math books with tons of exercises and answers at the back. When you start a topic at school begin doing that unit in the book as well. Keep drilling yourself through the exercises. If there are a lot of exercises then do every alternate question or one in 4. (The less time you have the more you skip) Mark every few questions you do. If you get one wrong figure out where you went wrong, redo it and then work some more on those type of questions. (ie. do the questions you skipped) until you get a number of them right continuosly. Get a good math book and it can do wonders. (One that has lots of exercises bulding up step by step from the absolute basic to complicated questions.)

I am really sorry it is an extremely painful process but trust me IT WORKS. Just pop some earphones in listen to some music and keep your hand moving.

Source: My experience. Yes I do get top grades. (It wasn't always like that though.)

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plshelpme | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted October 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM (Answer #16)

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ALWAYS FOLLOW THE THREE R'S

Revise

Revise

Revise

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atlaswave | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted November 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM (Answer #17)

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Just practice exercise of each topic and do questions on your own. If you have any problem go to your teacher and ask him/her the concept and what wrong are you doing. Try quizzes and participate in math activities

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beautifulsunshine16 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted November 1, 2012 at 7:42 PM (Answer #18)

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whatever you do, if you wish to study DONT OVERDO IT!

because i went overboard and started losing sleep and was so obsessed with cramming that i had no clue what i was even studying and flunked my tests and quizzes that whole week.

Just focus on what you truly dont get. Ask for help and try a few extra problems on your own.

I know its math... but you should always take notes so you can look back at what you learned. It sounds geeky but it will help you out.

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shrawandip | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 2, 2012 at 4:31 AM (Answer #19)

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A grade can be obtained by practising every questions of book (including questions done in example) and by applying those methods in day to day problem solving field.

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shrawandip | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 2, 2012 at 4:33 AM (Answer #20)

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How do I get good grades in math?

How many of u always get A in Mathematics.

Friend i am alos the one who get A in maths.

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM (Answer #21)

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well for acquiring A s u  should not try to do the same sort of questions, try a varieties of em and tackle with em

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volleyball96 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 4, 2012 at 4:41 PM (Answer #22)

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I'm better at algebra - I would look up your topics on youtube - some of the teachers are AMAZING!! That's how I survived my math class!

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unknown-awesomeness | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM (Answer #23)

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Always study, get a tutor, do your homework.

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iluvlisa | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM (Answer #24)

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You could just pay attention in class, ask your teacher questions WHEVER you don't understand something and do your work. That might help.

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armedgunman | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2012 at 7:33 PM (Answer #25)

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PAST PAPERS! Find out what your exam board you're doing for maths. Go on their website and try to find past papers. Doing these will be similar to your real exam, so they should give you a heads up on the level of difficulty you will be facing. Do the past papers, mark them [mark scheme should be on the website as well] , see where you went wrong and improve on the next past paper you do.    :]

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belladona | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted November 16, 2012 at 1:44 AM (Answer #26)

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I find that it helps to keep a notebook. During class, just take notes and do alot of example problems, that way if your stuck on a homework assignment or need a reminder on how to do something right before a test it is really helpful. Just make sure as long as you know how to do the math assignment, it is a guaranteed. Also, when you get something wrong whether it is a math assignment, quiz, test, etc. ask what you did wrong. As long as I have done this I have gotten an A in math class.

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zozobra1 | Student | Honors

Posted November 19, 2012 at 1:57 AM (Answer #27)

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STUDY!!! TAKE NOTES!!! ASK QUESTIONS!!! If you don't understand a certain concept ask the teacher or tutor; don't sit back and try to solve it on your own.  Then you'll never learn how to "do it".  You'll also never learn what you did wrong and constantly fail.  Taking notes will help you better understand a certain concept (for example in geometry).  Always study the concepts that you struggle with the most with first. Practice, practice, and practice some more! However, review familiar topics too.  Never give up!  Don't be afraid to ask for help.

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natjud | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted November 24, 2012 at 1:06 AM (Answer #28)

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I usually get an A in math, but it wasn't always like that. I changed my studying habits and my grades improved (not only in math!). Here are a few tips which helped me a lot!

  1.  Ask questions in class. If something is not clear enough don't hesitate asking your teacher.

  2. I find it very helpful to have a second notebook. The first notebook is the notebook you bring to class (the regular one), where you write everything and solve various types of questions. The second one is not for practicing but only for formulas, trigonometric identities etc.. and two or three examples under each topic. This is good because you can work with both of them without flipping many pages. Besides, it is fun to have everything organized because it makes studying easier.
      
  3. If you stay focused in class and do all your homework in time it really helps. Since sometims you dont get homework, I usually practice on my own (you dont need more then 3-4 questions in each subject).

  4. When I felt like I don't know the subject so well, or the questions were too difficult for me, I would solve the easiest questions in the textbook and work my way up from there (I know it takes time... but it really worth it!).

  5. Take a break from time to time! Eat, drink, stare at your ceiling, or whatever, but don't start using your phone, computer or watch tv - IT IS A TRAP! (Howerver, your break shouldn't be longer than 10-15 minutes, usually afterwards I would get distracted and never return stuyding...)

 Good Luck!

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arjunps64 | Student | Honors

Posted November 24, 2012 at 2:13 AM (Answer #29)

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you need do the math problem every day. look the notes that you write 

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lilmax14 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 25, 2012 at 1:49 AM (Answer #30)

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i freaking love math im in 10th grade and im already taking algebra 2 and you have to take 4 math class and i only have 1 more math class for high school with one is easier integrated math or precalculus??

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tayloraustin | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 27, 2012 at 7:52 AM (Answer #31)

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That's true, too much effort and lots of thinking.  Also someone must take it seriously. LOL

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crystaltu001 | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 2, 2014 at 9:21 AM (Answer #32)

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Finish all of your work on time and if you ever need help ask one of your peers or the teacher. Keep practicing if you are struggling on something

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:36 PM (Answer #33)

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To get a good grade in math you have to review over and over again.  For example, if you learned sin today then you should keep on reviewing it since it's easy for your brain to forget stuff. Also an important thing for me is when I take a test I definitely have to double check my work since one easy and tiny arithmetic mistake can change your answer. 

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udonbutterfly | TA , College Freshman | Valedictorian

Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:38 PM (Answer #34)

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When it comes to math never and I mean NEVER be afraid to ask questions over and over again until you understand what is going on. Also reading through the chapter after the teacher has gone through the lesson and collecting questions you need answered will be a lot of help. Math can be complicated but it does not have to be difficult to do. Always practice when it comes to math the more you do it the more it will be become like second nature.

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