Class 8 can sound like an intimidating class to many students. This is the first class of the high school and also it is closer to the class 10 board examinations. You might think that it will be very difficult to get through class 8, but it is not at all difficult. It is actually very easy if you study methodically. Now, coming to class 8 Maths. Many students are scared of Maths thinking it to be one of the toughest subjects to score in. In reality, this is a myth. Maths is one of the subjects where you can score very easily if you follow certain tips. Now, class 8 Maths mostly is the advanced version of what you studied in class 6 and class 7 maths. The Math concepts that you studied in classes 6 and 7 respectively will help you understand the Maths of class 8. If you follow some tips then you will really be well prepared for your exam. Keep reading to know about some of these exam preparation tips for your CBSE class 8 Maths exam.
Let us take a look at a few study tips that will help you prepare for your class 8 Maths examination.
- It is a common notion among many that Maths is a tough subject. Actually, it is not tough at all if you know the basic concepts of Maths. For understanding the concepts of class 8 Maths, you need to remember the concepts of classes 6 and 7. The number system, the concepts of basic Integers, fractions, data handling, and so on, will be very necessary to proceed with the class 8th Maths. So, if you paid attention in class 6 and class 7, you will easily be able to understand the first few chapters of class 8 Maths. If you face any difficulty, do not hesitate to ask your teacher. Your teacher will always be ready to clear all your doubts. Go through the Math theories, concepts, and formulas from your NCERT textbook. After that, practice the numerical problems from your textbook exercises.
- After the first few chapters, you will get an idea of integers, rational numbers, linear equations, understanding quadrilaterals, and so on. You will know the basic concept of everything that constitutes these first few chapters of your eighth standard Maths. All of these chapters are a combination of the concepts you learned in your sixth and seventh standards. The chapters that constitute your class eight Mathematics are a mixture of the number system, integers, geometry, and algebra. Once you go through the textbook and learn the formulas, start practicing thoroughly. You cannot get good marks in Maths unless you practice. If you practice this third chapter after going through the first two chapters, then you will get the hang of the number system and how to play with numbers very well.
- After the first few chapters, come the more advanced parts of geometry and algebra. The next few chapters are all about some advanced geometrical concepts and advanced algebra that you will study. Getting a clear idea of the shapes, angles, how to calculate the area, perimeter, and volume of a shape is very necessary for your previous classes. Gaining an idea of these and learning the formula for the area, perimeter, and volume of various shapes is very important. Along with this, getting the basic idea of algebra is very important for chapters like exponents and algebraic identities. After understanding the concepts of geometry and algebra, the next important thing to do is to memorize the formulas. If you memorize the formulas, then you will be able to do every type of problem related to that chapter. Once you are done learning the chapter, practice the numerical problems. Practicing the NCERT book questions is the best way to practice your maths. In your examinations, you will get almost all the questions from your NCERT textbook itself. So, the best way to approach your NCERT book for your maths examination is to practice the exercises at the end of each chapter. Practice each and every question given in the exercises to score the marks you desire.
- Lastly, besides all the basic mathematics stuff and geometry part, there is “Introduction to graphs”. This would not be something completely new for the students of the eighth standard. The students need to pay attention thoroughly to know about graphs and learn this new topic. It is a very simple and scoring topic. If you learn this properly, you will be able to score well in your exams. Learn how to draw graphs and how to calculate certain stuff. After this, follow the textbook exercises to practice.
These are some basic tips that can really help you score good marks in your exam if you just follow your NCERT book.
Coming to the end of this article, we will add some additional pieces of advice. Maths is a subject that many are scared of. But we advise them not to be scared of this subject. In fact, do not be scared of any subject. You should enjoy learning new things every day. Also, when you get your examination question paper, do not feel nervous or think that you would not be able to do anything. Always remember that you studied for this and prepared for the examination.
So you will definitely be able to score well in the examination. When you get your question paper, read the instructions given. After that, just read the first question. Think how will answer that. If you do not get the answer immediately, proceed to the next question. Do not waste time behind one single question. Complete your whole paper first, then come back to the questions you were not able to do. Think carefully and you will surely be able to do them too at the end. GOOD LUCK!