Have you ever felt like this in an exam or even while doing a home work problem? 😅😢😟😭 Do you think that you always have to feel overwhelmed when you need to solve problems?
Let's get started with "The Talk Topic"
Today's topic focuses on Analysing Worded Math Problems.
Let's face it, Mathematically inclined minds seem so confused when they're faced with English 😅
But we can fix that.
Here are 4 very simple steps to analysing those worded problems so you spend less time running from your problems and more time running through them with ease.
The steps are so simple but easily overlooked and misunderstood.
1. Skim first, read after - skimming allows you to cut out unnecessary details and get to what matters. While skimming identify facts and figures, keywords and phrases. Underline them if necessary. Read over your question to get a full understanding of the scenario.
2. Summarize information given - all you really need should be laid out neatly and concisely so while you're working you don't need to re-read the question all the time to find what you need. In this step, make note of all the numerical information provided. Draw a diagram if necessary (or if possible)
3. Jot down formulae, relationships or theorems - Yes Do This! Have what you need easily available. Make sure you write your formulae etc correctly to ensure while working you don't frustrate yourself if you make a misstep.
4.Sort out necessary information from unnecessary - thought skimming would have eliminated alot? Well, the skimming process focuses on identifying facts and figures relating to the scenario and identifying keywords and phrases to help point in the direction of your solution. Now it's time to decided which pieces of information are required for you to get to your solution.
These tips don't demand you to be the next Albert Einstein and if executed properly can ease your stress by 75%
Obviously you're required to know your formulae and how to perform your calculations too, but think of the amount of time you can save when you approach questions in this manner.
And the results are in. I hate 9s now. Oh well, I still have six more units left (my school is doing 3 + 3). Please let this be my less academic year.
For the most part, it's an improvement from my school report so that's great. Am I going to be salty about that 79 for the rest of the year? Yes.
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