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CISCE ICSE Mathematics - Preparation Tips

Mathematics is an important subject of study for students who want to pursue a career in the field of engineering, business administration, chartered accountancy, statistics or even economics. For even those, who do not want to pursue a career in fields related to maths, but have it as a subject in their Class 10 it becomes important to score well in each subject.

Important topics
  • Geometry
  • Commercial Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
Tips for preparation
  • Go through your course book really well. Remember the concepts given and solve at least 20 questions on each given concept
  • Some formulas have certain rules that you need to follow, in order to correctly use them.  For instance, in order to use the quadratic formula, you must change the equation to standard quadratic form first.
  • Some formulas are very general and require you to identify the parts in the problem that correspond to parts in the formula.  If you don’t understand how the formula works and the principle behind it, it can often be very difficult to use the formula.  For example, while performing integration, it is not difficult to memorize the formula for integration by parts, however, if you don’t understand how to use this formula, you will find the memorized formula of no use.
  • For a problem based question, Read the problem to get an idea of what you’re being asked to do. Write down what you are given and what you need to find. Work with the things given in a systematic way and try to find what is asked.
  • Make a sheet of important concepts/formulae. Make sure you know these formulae and more importantly, their usage.
How to score well
  • Read the question paper thoroughly before jumping to write the answers.
  • Follow a pattern. For example, in case you start with long answer questions, complete that section and only then move to short or very short answer section.
  • Highlight your answer to enhance visibility

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