## How To Study Mathematics

### Tips on answering Questions in Ordinary Level Mathematics

This subject is divided into 3 papers:

• Paper 1, which contains 50 multiple choice questions, for 1¼ hour, and amounts to 20% of the whole exam.
• Paper 2, which contains 10 questions, for 3 hours, and amounts to 40% of the whole exam.
• Paper 3, which contains 8 questions for 3 hours and amounts to 40% of the whole exam.

Tips:
PAPER 1
Answer all questions. If there is any question you can't answer, skip it.
Later on, come back to it. If options answers can be tested in a given equation, you can try all the answers given to see which one works.
If up to the end, you can't pick out the correct answer, choose the one closest to the correct answer. Note that there is no penalty for a wrong answer, so don't leave any question answered.

When attempting a question, if the solution is unnecessary long, check out if you've understood the question, and if you're doing the right thing. Also think a bit to see if there is a shorter way.

Paper 2
You're advised to begin with less difficult questions such as Polynomials, Theory of Quadratics, Logic and Maths Proof, etc Avoid beginning with a graphical question which may take you much time.

Attempt all questions, even if you don't know what to do, write down the formulas you think can be used to approach the question.

Paper 3
Again, begin with direct questions which don't need much reasoning.
765 - Kinematics, Probability, etc.
770 - Discrete & Continuous Random Variables, Probability, etc.

Attempt all questions.

General Tips
Come to the hall with a wrist watch or a timer piece to guide you.
Manage your time properly and do not be under any pressure.
Make sure you submit all the papers you write on, including your rough work because it is checked by the examiners. Ensure your rough work is legible.

DO NOT CHEAT FOR ANY REASON. It's better to have an E grade in a subject than to be banned from the exam for 3 years.

Courage, godspeed, perfect memory, and excellence.

Sir Sylvain
MATHEMATICS TUTOR
MeetLearn

This subject is divided into 3 papers:

👉Paper 1, which contains 50 multiple choice questions, for 1¼ hour, and amounts to 20% of the whole exam.

👉Paper 2, which contains 10 questions, for 3 hours, and amounts to 50% of the whole EXAM. This paper carries the LION'S SHARE of the marks.

👉Paper 3, which contains 8 questions for 3 hours and amounts to 30% of the whole exam.

Tips:
PAPER 1
Answer all questions. If there is any question you can't answer, skip it.
Later on, come back to it. If options answers can be tested in a given equation, you can try all the answers given to see which one works.
If up to the end, you can't pick out the correct answer, choose the one closest to the correct answer. Note that there is no penalty for a wrong answer, so don't leave any question answered.

When attempting a question, if the solution is unnecessary long, check out if you've understood the question, and if you're doing the right thing. Also think a bit to see if there is a shorter way.

Paper 2
You're advised to begin with less difficult questions such as Differential Equations, Hyperbolic Functions, Group Theory, Conics, etc
There are two core questions usually the last two:
1. Sequences and Series
2. Study of Function
Each of them carries approximately 20 marks.

You're advised to spend 2 hours on the other 8 questions and 1 hour on these two questions. They demand a little bit of reasoning.

Paper 3
Again, begin with direct questions which don't need much reasoning such as:
Numerical Methods, Vector Products and Applications, Modeling with Differential Equations, etc
Avoid beginning with questions like Rotational Dynamics (Moment of Inertia) which can frustrate you.

General Tips
Come to the hall with a wrist watch or a timer piece to guide you.
Manage your time properly and do not be under any pressure.
Make sure you submit all the papers you write on, including your rough work because it is checked by the examiners. Ensure your rough work is legible.

DO NOT CHEAT FOR ANY REASON. It's better to have an E grade in a subject than to be banned from the exam for 3 years.

Courage, good speed, perfect memory, and excellence.

Sir Sylvain
MATHEMATICS TUTOR
MeetLearn 2021

### TIPS FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS in Ordinary Level MATHEMATICS

This subject is divided into 2 papers:

👉Paper 1, which contains 50 multiple choice questions, for 1½ hour, and amounts to 30% of the whole exam.

👉Paper 2, which is subdivided into 2 sections, for 2½ hours, and amounts to 70% of the whole exam.

Tips:
PAPER 1
Answer all questions. If there is any question you can't answer, skip it.
Later on, come back to it. If options can be tested in a given equation, you can try all the answers given to see which one works.
If up to the end, you can't pick out the correct answer, choose the one closest to the correct answer. Note that there is no penalty for a wrong answer, so don't leave any question answered.

When attempting a question, if the solution is unnecessary long, check out if you've understood the question, and if you're doing the right thing. Also think a bit to see if there is a shorter way.

Paper 2
Section A
It contains 15 questions, most of which are direct and don't need long steps in solving. Spaces are provided after each question and you're required to use only the provided space for each question. You are expected to attempt all questions.
This question carries 80 marks which are later divided by 2 to make 40.
You're advised to spend approximately 1 hour in this section.

Section B
This section consists of 4 questions from varying topics.
Each question carries 15 marks, totalling to 60 marks.
You're advised to begin with questions that don't demand much thinking, such as Business Maths, usually question 1, Graphs, etc.
Ensure you understand each question properly before you begin, because a wrong approach may lead to wrong results throughout the question.
In the question of graphs, make sure you follow the given scale, label your axes and your curve should be smooth.
You're advised to spend approximately 1½ hour in this section.

General Tips
Come to the hall with a wrist watch or a timer piece to guide you.
Manage your time properly and do not be under any pressure.
Make sure you submit all the papers you write on, including your rough work because it is checked by the examiners. Ensure your rough work is legible.
If you can't approach a question, at least write some formulas that you think can help you in solving the question.

DO NOT CHEAT FOR ANY REASON. It's better to have a C grade in a subject than to be banned from the exam for 3 years.

Courage, good speed, perfect memory, and excellence.

Sir Sylvain
MATHEMATICS TUTOR
MeetLearn 2021

👉Paper 1, which contains 50 multiple choice questions, for 1½ hour, and amounts to 30% of the whole exam.

👉Paper 2, which is subdivided into 3 sections, two of which are to be answered, within 2½ hours, and amounts to 70% of the whole exam.

Tips:
PAPER 1
Answer all questions. If there is any question you can't answer, skip it.
Later on, come back to it. If options can be tested in a given equation, you can try all the answers given to see which one works.
If up to the end, you can't pick out the correct answer, choose the one closest to the correct answer. Note that there is no penalty for a wrong answer, so don't leave any question answered.

When attempting a question, if the solution is unnecessary long, check out if you've understood the question, and if you're doing the right thing. Also think a bit to see if there is a shorter way.

Paper 2
Section A - PURE MATHEMATICS
It contains 8 questions, in Pure Mathematics. Always begin with direct questions such as Polynomials, roots bid an equation (α and β), Permutations and Combinations, The Binomial Theorem, etc.
You're always required to draw one or two graphs in this section. One on Trigonometry and one in Linear Programming. So you should be accustomed with graphing such functions. This sections carries a total of approximately 66 marks.
You're advised to spend approximately 1½ hour in this section.

Section B or or Section C - APPLIED MATHEMATICS
This section consists of 3 questions, two of which the candidate is expected to answer.
Each question carries 17 marks, totalling to 34 marks.
You're advised to spend approximately 1 hour in this section.

General Tips
Come to the hall with a wrist watch or a timer piece to guide you.
Manage your time properly and do not be under any pressure.
Make sure you submit all the papers you write on, including your rough work because it is checked by the examiners. Ensure your rough work is legible.
If you can't approach a question, at least write some formulas that you think can help you in solving the question.