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    How do you actually revise for maths?

    So for example do you just memorise all the formulas? But wouldn't that be so hard to memorise all the formulas and method for each topic. How do smart people do it? what's the secret?

    I'm predicted a grade C😕 in maths but I want to achieve higher. I'm in set2 and I always was since yr7 and primary school😅.


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    Past papers, repetition is key
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    My usual response is that one doesn't "revise" for Maths. It's an application subject, that relies on a lot more than just knowledge, as opposed to say the sciences, it requires quick and swift application of knowledge to unforseen problems or scenarios. The best way, unequivocally, is practice questions. Go back to any mocks or end of topic assessments you have done, and identify exactly what you did wrong. Then, find out why and how you went wrong by either looking at the markscheme, or finding similar problems with worked solutions. If it was a gap in knowledge, then have a look at some notes on that topic, or even ask on here for someone to explain it. I'll more than happily do so. Now, go for more practice questions, whether it be past papers or any other similar material that you can find online, and keep on going until you've got it down to the level of detail that you want. However, it is down to interst. I would admit that I am only as good as I am due to a personal interest and intrigue in the subject. If Maths bores you, it'll likely take a while to revise, through no fault of your own.
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    You shouldn't memorise formula's. You should try and learn the proofs or at least get an appreciation for where they come from. If you want to improve your mathematical ability in general, then you have to read around maths a lot, just looking at different topics. You should get very comfortable with topics like trigonometry (sine, cosine rule (proofs?)), quadratics, algebra. You have to be proficient in these absolutely fundamental topics.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    You shouldn't memorise formula's. You should try and learn the proofs or at least get an appreciation for where they come from. If you want to improve your mathematical ability in general, then you have to read around maths a lot, just looking at different topics. You should get very comfortable with topics like trigonometry (sine, cosine rule (proofs?)), quadratics, algebra. You have to be proficient in these absolutely fundamental topics.
    Presuming the candidate is entering the new GCSE, they would have to learn the majority of formulas?
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    (Original post by danielwinstanley)
    Presuming the candidate is entering the new GCSE, they would have to learn the majority of formulas?
    You should learn all of them.
 
 
 
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