IITJEE Simplified : Study Tip 3 – What is the best way to study Mathematics?

Once open a time a lady wanted to hire a cook for her restaurant. She interviewed many candidates and finally she selected the one who impressed her in the interview. Lady was very impressed with his knowledge of cooking. He was like a cooking encyclopedia.

On his first day of the job, lady thought of taking his trial. She asked him to cook "Kadai Chicken ". She started eagerly waiting for the food. Food was served and she had her first bite. It was pathetic in taste. She could not sallow even a single bit of it. Lady was shocked and asked man "It is so horrible in taste. Are you sure you can cook food" Man replied, "Madam, sorry for the food. Actually I have never done cooking before. I just had taken lessons on cooking from experts and during my training classes, I saw instructor cooking. Also I have read and learnt all the recipes of making excellent food."

Moral of the story is, there is difference in knowing how to do things and actually being able to do things. By merely just knowing how to do things does not make you expert on actually doing it yourself.

Learning Mathematic is like learning art of solving problems (actually doing) and not just knowing formulae and concepts (acquiring knowledge). So if you want to improve your mathematics, you need to focus on more and more problem solving instead of just reading theory, formulae and solution .

Following are some instructions/tips that would definitely help you learn mathematics better:

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-Manmohan