I don’t know a student alive that hasn’t at some stage or other sat rocking like a bear as they contemplated having to knuckle down and do their homework. It doesn’t matter how well you normally handle the subject, or how focused or disciplined you happen to be, there will inevitably come a time when you encounter difficulties.
So, one of the best ways that you can help yourself is by learning to put in place effective coping strategies to help see you through. Here are just some of the many principles that you can deploy in your quest for help with it:
I think sometimes there is a danger that we can over complicate a situation when in reality the solutions to our problems are staring us in the face. This means familiarising yourself with all of the things that your parents would have taken for granted. So, I am talking calculators, (yes, we did have those!) protractors, compasses and all of the tools that generally make this subject easier to do.
If you are wincing at the prospect of having to use your calculator as your default setting, then why not turn to the numerous free applications that are readily available on smartphones and tablets? Even the apps that have a charge attached to them are generally relatively inexpensive. If you download a decent app then chances are you will use it time and time again and find it invaluable.
Yes, these really do work! Teachers don’t spend hours of their free time printing off sheets and information just for the fun of it. The key to math is logic. It is logical that if you refer back to the information and handouts that you have already been given that you will find the strategies to enable you to work through your problems.
You are actually capable of an awful lot more than you think! Sometimes the only barrier to finding the solutions that you are looking for is you. Stop this never-ending cycle of self-sabotage and start believing that you have the answers that you are looking for! This is not just mumbo-jumbo, positive thinking has been proven to yield results.
If you are yet to be convinced by anything that you have seen so far, then go ahead and switch on your laptop or pc. A quick search engine trawl should yield the results that you need.