How to understand math?
The question of how to understand mathematics is more oftenpeople with a humanitarian mind. The problem is that mathematics needs to be understood, to grasp the essence, and memorizing formulas and theorems, without the first component, becomes a useless affair. In systematic studies, even people who are hard at work in mathematics can learn to think logically, compare and count on several steps ahead, which is simply necessary in solving mathematical problems.
If the child does not understand the math, help him understand the nature of the phenomena, where and from where something is taken, how it is interconnected, how to get what it lacks.
Here's an instruction for all those who are looking for the answer to the question - do not understand math, what to do?
- Begin to study the material from the very beginning, sincein the exact sciences it is impossible to understand anything without knowing the previous material. From the very first lesson, understand the wording of the theorems and rules so that for you these lines were not an empty sound. When reading the rule, write on paper what it consists of, for which it is necessary. So, you can draw schematics or write abstracts until you are sure that you understand everything. Do not hesitate to ask the teacher again if something is not caught or not clear. Having lost the thread of reasoning, it is necessary to start all over again.
- If you carefully read several topics fromalgebra or geometry, you can notice that several methods of proof are constantly being used - the method by contradiction or the method of induction. Remember them once and for all. Do not let gaps in knowledge, because a misunderstanding of one topic closes your door to understanding the next one. Often, mathematics is not understood because of weak initial knowledge.
- The founder of geometry Euclid said that inmathematics there are no royal ways. There are no universal easy ways to understand mathematical laws. Your salvation will be regular classes, finding solutions for ready-made formulas, developing logic, a rare use of a calculator and practice. Review how the task is solved for a particular rule, try to solve it yourself, then take on more complex tasks.
- Imagine all solutions clearly, correctlybuild graphs of functions, learn how to represent trigonometric functions - these are the basics, on their basis, theorems and proofs are constructed. Also develop spatial thinking.
- If you can not understand everything yourself,contact the teacher, take a few private lessons. From my own experience I say, having a humanitarian mindset, always received the highest score in mathematics, thanks to systematic and hard work. I never left unsolved tasks, I studied the rules for hours, did not miss lessons, worked very hard, learned the formulas qualitatively. As a result, after 10 years, till now I can easily solve the problem on any topic, considering that mathematics is not connected in any way.