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    How can one do this? Any recommend books..etc?
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    What level are you doing?

    Just get in loads of practise.
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    practice practice practice, even the most incompetent at maths can get A grades with a good dollop of hard work, trust me i've seen it in real life.
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    (Original post by theseeker)
    How can one do this? Any recommend books..etc?
    just practise really.
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    I'm doing AS level further maths.
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    Well that would depend on what you mean by 'good at maths'...

    If you're looking to increase your grades at school, then I'd suggest practicing exam papers. If, however, you're talking about serious mathematical ability, then I'm afraid that's a gift from the heavens.
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    I heard the chinese routinely eat calculators for breakfast.
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    When you're in class, pay attention and try to participate. Take good notes as well. If there's anything you don't understand, make sure you ask the teacher about it straight away. Then read your notes after class and make sure you do all the homework on time, and if you get anything wrong make sure you understand why it's wrong and how to get it right.

    In short, be really diligent in class and at home about understanding everything and getting it right.
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    (Original post by derangedyoshi)
    When you're in class, pay attention and try to participate. Take good notes as well. If there's anything you don't understand, make sure you ask the teacher about it straight away. Then read your notes after class and make sure you do all the homework on time, and if you get anything wrong make sure you understand why it's wrong and how to get it right.

    In short, be really diligent in class and at home about understanding everything and getting it right.
    That will not make you good at maths... Getting high marks ≠ good mathematician.
    Things like Senior maths challenge and BMO can make help you improve your mathematical thinking but if you can't do those questions in the first place then you should just accept that maths it not your thing.
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    That will not make you good at maths... Getting high marks ≠ good mathematician.
    Things like Senior maths challenge and BMO can make help you improve your mathematical thinking but if you can't do those questions in the first place then you should just accept that maths it not your thing.
    True - as OP is asking about AS Level I assumed that getting higher marks was what he was after. But you're right, what I said isn't going to improve your problem solving skills particularly, it's more about learning the course material so you can do well in exams.
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    but if you can't do those questions in the first place then you should just accept that maths it not your thing.
    ********.
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    (Original post by SimonM)
    ********.
    Any suggestions rather than just slating my opinion?
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    Any suggestions rather than just slating my opinion?
    Just going to slate your opinion to be honest. I would offer a proper rebuttal, but since it's a "generally accepted fact" that there is a maths "gene" and I don't see how changing your mind will benefit the world.
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    Just keep trying harder questions - make trying a Maths question something you want to do as a challenge, rather than thinking it will be homework.

    If you start to enjoy Maths it becomes easier and then things just start to relate and make sense, then it all clicks into place.
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    (Original post by SimonM)
    Just going to slate your opinion to be honest. I would offer a proper rebuttal, but since it's a "generally accepted fact" that there is a maths "gene" and I don't see how changing your mind will benefit the world.
    I wasn't asking you to change my mind at all (not sure how you were planning to do that either)...
    If there's a maths gene as you're suggesting, then isn't my point valid?
    I don't feel like discussing my opinion further tbh because that's all it is, an opinion.
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    I wasn't asking you to change my mind at all (not sure how you were planning to do that either)...
    If there's a maths gene as you're suggesting, then isn't my point valid?
    I don't feel like discussing my opinion further tbh because that's all it is, an opinion.
    My point is that there isn't a maths gene, and that "generally accepted fact" which was implicit in what you were saying is ********.
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    I wasn't asking you to change my mind at all (not sure how you were planning to do that either)...
    If there's a maths gene as you're suggesting, then isn't my point valid?
    I don't feel like discussing my opinion further tbh because that's all it is, an opinion.
    I think he was being sarcastic.. Just saying.
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    (Original post by SimonM)
    My point is that there isn't a maths gene, and that "generally accepted fact" which was implicit in what you were saying is ********.
    I hope you're not suggesting that anyone can just pick up a pen, do a few questions and become good at maths...
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    (Original post by theseeker)
    How can one do this? Any recommend books..etc?
    you should be able to get through A level maths easily just by revision, past papers etc, theres no real talent needed until it gets to degree level

    btw you have a picture of my apartment in your sig, do i know you ?
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    being good at math means taht a part of your brain is good at handling mathematical formulas or something like that.Afraid you are either born with it or you aren't.
 
 
 
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