ICSE Mathematics Examination is the only subject that tends to make the students nervous and tensed. And because of such feeling, examinees land up making silly mistakes in their answer booklets. Students appearing for ICSE 2011 must understand that Math is like Grammar, the more you practice the better for you and the more confident and prepared you will feel. It is true that no matter however intelligent the student might be or how well prepared he might be for the ICSE Math Exam, yet the fear will always remain till the examinee gets the question paper in his hand. Here are some useful tips that might be helpful for the students and which they can follow after the ICSE Math Question Paper is distributed among them
1) Read the questions and understand them well. As you read try to plan out the ways in which the problems can be dealt.
2) Avoid feeling stressed or tensed up even if you don’t know the answers of all the questions as you read the question paper. Try to concentrate first on those sums that you feel are easy and can be worked out with ease.
3) Always be confident of the method that you choose to solve your sums. Avoid turning around and looking here and there to check the methods used by your peers, as it might confuse you all the more. Remember you just have 2 and ½ hours to complete your Math paper and so you must not let you attention get diverted.
4) Always draw rough columns on the right side of the answer sheets. This helps the examinee to work out the sums in rough and also reflects upon the transparency that the examinee has maintained throughout his work. Avoid scribbling on the desk and palms as that leaves a very negative impression.
5) Always use sharp pointed pencil lead while drawing pie charts, geometrical diagrams and while working out graphs. Make sure to use the Compass wisely and accurately without giving a chance to the examiner to have any doubts while marking your paper.
6) Try to work out the objectives questions first as these small sums fetch a lot of marks. All calculations must be done inside the rough column.
7) While solving the problems, maintain calm and ease. Read the question repeatedly and try to understand what it demands and what you have to do to get the answer of the problem.
8) Try to work out all your sums in steps as required. Step by step working helps the examiner to level your performance and mark you for the steps even if your answer is incorrect.
9) Avoid wasting your time only on one sum. If you cannot work it out, leave space and complete the rest of the sums that you know how to work out.
10) Avoid memorizing any sum on the previous day of the Math Exam. Remember like Grammar rules, Math formulas also cannot be mugged up but it has to be understood and applied while working out sums.
11) Try to check your work before submission if you have the time to do so. Sometimes even just a glimpse of the answers before submission can help students to detect even the silliest mistakes and immediately rectify the mistakes.
Although Math might sound difficult, yet it can be considered as one of the most easy and interesting subjects, only if worked out with full concentration, a confident attitude and a fresh mind.