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Handling Maths phobia

Aakash Chaudhry, Dec 19, 2013 :

Maths is a subject that is often feared because it requires a logical approach and comprehension of several formulas. This eventually leads to a lack of confidence while dealing with the subject.  Many students see it as a never ending challenge; this occurs because of the limitation and fear of cramming.

When students try to mug up procedures, instructions, rules and routines without understanding them, they get stuck in the middle and forget links; this is where the panic sets in.

Suppose you don’t have a good memory, cramming will never help, because the moment you don’t follow one step, you’ll go clueless on solving the entire problem. The important thing is not only to know how a particular problem is solved but also why it is solved in that manner.


In addition, an inquisitive approach towards knowing the root solution sets the basis/foundation of concepts. Always have a “yes! I can do it attitude”, as this will change your entire approach towards Maths.

Tips for preparation

Boards have always been intimidating for students as far as this subject is concerned. It is important that you go in with a clear mind and focus on the problem areas when it comes to Maths.

Don’t hesitate to take guidance from peers, parents and teachers beyond classrooms. The key is to regularly practice and come up with solutions to problems, ensuring you are strengthening your weak areas and gaining confidence in facing  greater challenges.

Below are some tips, which will guide students towards preparation for Maths during board exams;

n Check for updates: Always refer to the CBSE website for updates and other relevant information on the subject. Match your syllabus content with the website and check for topics not present.

n NCERT course books: It’s very important for you to go through the NCERT course book before jumping on other guides and question papers for practice. Thoroughly cover up everything given in the book.

n Mock test papers: Once you are through with your NCERT course book, try implementing concepts and procedures you have understood by solving mock test papers. Referring to previous years’ question papers will give you an insight in identifying the most important and frequently asked questions.

n Time management: When solving question papers, make sure you answer/solve questions based on marks in stipulated time. This will also help you understand what concepts have a strong hold in your mind and which ones to revise.

n Prepare a bit extra: If you are preparing for CBSE and entrance level exams, it’s always good to broaden your horizon from what you know, and what more you can imbibe. This will help you solve application based and other miscellaneous questions.

n Avoid rote learning: It’s important to understand the basics and not cram. Cramming doesn’t help in the long run. Once you forget a key step, you’ll land up nowhere.

Treat Maths as fun with adequate knowledge and preparation. It’s all about how you solve your problems!

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