Mathematics is one of the subjects which you can spend hours calculating, studying and deriving equations and you might not end up wiser.
Mathematical problems can prove to be tough when you have time constraint. And if you cannot solve the problem after a particular iteration, you are lost. However, there are some techniques for studying and solving mathematical equations that you can apply regardless of your level.
Keep your basics clear
Do not try to memorize the process. Memorizing mathematical iterations is counter-productive. Thus before beginning to tackle any bigger mathematical equations, get your basics cleared. Clear knowledge of basics help you in understanding how you should approach the problems. It is important to understand that mathematics is a sequential subject so it is important to have a firm understanding of key concepts before you can move on to work on more complex solutions which are based on understanding the basics.
It can be very hard to study mathematics properly by just reading and listening. You will always miss out on some important steps to simplify mathematical equations if you have only read the solution of solving the mathematical equation and have not practiced it enough. Each problem has its own characteristics, hence, the more you practice answering mathematical problems, the better.
While practicing mathematical problems, it is important to review the process for each solution. Review after every couple of steps if you have made any mistakes. If you are finding errors, understand where your problem-solving skills are letting you down. Understanding the error and approaching the problem from a different angle helps you understand where you went wrong initially. This helps avoiding the same mistakes and helps you getting stronger tackling tougher problems in the future.
Clear your doubts
Being a student of mathematics you might have faced a situation where in you get stuck on a mathematical problem at one particular step, so you skip it and try solving the next problem. It’s a safe habit when you are at an examination. Don’t follow the same habit when you are practicing otherwise. Instead, spend time and try to understand the process of solving the problem. You get the gist of where you went wrong you can start to progress to the remainder of the question.