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Rewire Your Brain to Ace Mathematics

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Mathematics often sends chills down the spine of every student.  Mathematics has a bad reputation which it certainly does not deserve. Most of the students are reluctant to study the subject and have a notion that they won’t ever be able to befriend the subject.

But, is it that bad? Of course not!

Mathematics can train your brain and an act as the food for the active brain of yours. Research has shown that math skills are a stronger predictor of academic achievement than early reading or socio-emotional skills. The low mathematical competency is associated with lower indices of life success. To harness the brain-building power of math you do not have to be a genius or some intelligent scientist. Mathematics continues to play a central role in the development of the brain cells, their interaction, and their function.

Mathematics is a language with its own set of symbols and rules for communicating. The subject is important and has a pivotal role in every aspect of daily routines. The subject helps you think precisely, decisively, and creatively and look at the world from multiple perspectives. It gives you a new way to experience beauty—in the form of a surprising pattern or an elegant logical argument. Thus mathematics should continue to have a central role in the early childhood and elementary school curriculum.

All you have to do is pay attention to the subject right from the start.  Perseverance is much more important than raw talent in mathematics. Brains have both a natural aptitude and a capacity for growth and the more you practice and exercise it by solving the mathematical problems every day. Try to see that math not a burden but rather is a tool that you to excel in life.

The child should strive to understand the concept in order to decode the symbolic language of mathematics. Active involvement in experiential learning is the cornerstone of meaning construction. Such learning is developmental and requires time. Children can understand and extract mathematical concepts from practice. Children need time to play and explore thus gamification of mathematics or teaching the students through play can be fun for them. As children engage in such activities which involve the active participation of the brain and brain views it good activity rather than a complex one. Doing math activates many parts of your brain and initiates the beginning of "metacognition" or thinking about thinking. The student inculcates the art of critical thinking and good learning experiences. The attitude about mathematics is the key to the success, attitudes, and enthusiasm of the children. 

Starting early can help you ace the subject and gives you much time to prepare yourself and befriend the subject. Besides, making the brain active the subject is important in nearly all things in life, whether it is calculating a simple bill at the grocery shop or dividing the pocket money between your brother/sister or any other activity. Moreover, the subject holds great importance as it is mandatory for taking up the various competitive examinations after the school year. So, pay attention to what is taught in the classes 11 and 12th as the curriculum of these classes are really important.  NCERT books help a lot in developing mathematical skills and help to build a basic understanding of the concepts. If you have any confusion you can take the help of the class 12 maths cbse solutions available.

So, change your perception about mathematics as the subject is a wonderful boost for your brain.

Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar is a member of Zigya's Science channel and oversees Chemistry as a subject. He has completed his Masters of Science in Chemistry from Punjab University. Rahul is always full of ideas and brings with him, the enthusiasm and charm to get people involved in them. Follow his work at

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