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What is the best way to remember various steps involved in a maths techniques ? watch

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    For example things like Integration by parts, substitution or integration of partial fractions.

    I have no problem doing the above individually, its just in the exam im worried I might forget a step.

    Is the best approach to remember a model answer and use that in the exam as a reference point ?

    I will only have 3 days to revise for my maths exam after an econ exam(in may), any suggestions on how I can best format my notes to ensure maximum memory retention ?
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    Cram as many past papers as possible in those 3 days and you will remember the techniques in the exam.
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    You don't revise maths, you practise it!
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    The best way to remember it is to actually understand it.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    The best way to remember it is to actually understand it.
    Easier said than done im afriad.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    The best way to remember it is to actually understand it.
    Thank you. I came here to post exactly that.
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    (Original post by James222)
    Easier said than done im afriad.
    That attitude isn't going to get you very far. Give it a try.
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    If you just try to remember steps to get the answer to a generic problem you're going to have no chance when in th exam they throw a slightly different question that requires actual understanding.
    To do well at maths, you have to understand it.
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    The best way to learn integration by parts is by watching this
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    The best way to remember it is to actually understand it.
    Can't be stressed enough

    Go outside the specification a little and prove the results you have to remember, it helps a lot
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    This should help too!




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH2ZqR02gfk
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Can't be stressed enough

    Go outside the specification a little and prove the results you have to remember, it helps a lot
    Exactly if you can do more difficult question so, the standard exam problems can be done without barely thinking (apart from some further maths questions).
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    (Original post by James222)
    Easier said than done im afriad.
    maybe you picked the wrong A level.
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    What exam board are you on? Because OCR textbooks (could be the same with others) usually show where the technique is derived from, if not, the Internet is a big place


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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    The best way to learn integration by parts is by watching this
    This is the definition of a nerd and I aspire to be like him.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Can't be stressed enough

    Go outside the specification a little and prove the results you have to remember, it helps a lot
    You can still forget proofs. At the end of the day, practice and repetition is what helps.
    And it's infeasible to prove everything in the exam.

    Though there were some things I never remembered . For instance I remembered that cos^2x+sin^2x=1 but not that 1+tan^2x=sec^2x so I would always divide through mentally. I never remember pythag triangles. Sometimes I wouldn't remember the proof of the geometric series.
    I don't recall any of the Taylor series either. I'm terrible really :lol:.
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    One guy asks for memory techniques, everyone rips him to shreds...
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    I understand the various processes now but all hell breaks loose when your revising 5 subjects simultaneously. I barely remember what stuff i made notes on 2 weeks ago. There isnt really much to 'understand' when it comes to doing stuff like Integration you just need to know the various steps

    anyway thanks for the advice guys, my approach is going to be to do past papers and mind maps for each chapter .
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    maybe you picked the wrong A level.
    Its not A-levels and maybe thats why Im asking for tips
 
 
 
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