# Math Tips From Yours Truly

## #1: Be Observant

Being very observant to math will help you understand it better. Observe every number and operation in a math equation, and if they are facts you already know about the numbers, then you will know that the equation is correct (or not.) The more you know, the better you understand it; and the sooner you can conclude that the equation is correct.

## #2: When In Doubt, Calculate!

It pays to calculate when using math formulae. You can correct yourself if you make a mistake. Calculators were invented for a reason; they can help you keep track of your calculations, but be careful! If you use the wrong function or number by mistake, you will miscalculate! However, you can learn from mistakes, too. (Even errors and inconsistencies are important in learning.)

## #3: Math Is Logical

Math is mostly about logic. It never lies! If you can reason very well, then you can understand and use math like a professional! The laws of logic are mathematical and certainly make sense; you can definitely trust them.

## #4: Know Your Limits, but Don’t Be Ignorant

Have no ideas about how to solve a very difficult math problem? Never fear! It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stupid, you just need help, an explanation. Knowing when to ask for help is intelligence, not ignorance or stupidity. We all misunderstand something sometime, but after an explanation, then you can understand something better. A good math teacher explains what he/she is teaching you. As long as you’re curious enough, you’re learning something; you can learn how to solve that tough math problem!

## #5: Enjoy It!

Math can be fun! Don’t you agree? If you don’t like it a lot right now, maybe sometime soon in the future, you will. Just study it well enough, and when you solve more problems correctly, you may find out that you’re smarter than you thought you were! Plus, understanding math helps you enjoy it and anything related to it. Even some games are related to math!