Make sure that you use the correct format when writing math calculations and presenting your work.
- Make sure that your work is neat and clear. Don’t submit an assignment with frayed edges.
- Write in pencil, not pen. Show all steps in solving the problem.
- Staple your pages don’t use a paper clip.
- Write your name, class ID and section number on the top right corner of the first page.
- Make sure that you follow a perpendicular presentation of figure work, not side by side.
- Leave sufficient space to write out the problem and the solution.
- Leave the right hand part of the paper clear in case you want to add explanations.
- Use a ruler to draw straight lines and label the axis and scales clearly.
- Use your own work rather than copying a textbook.
- Make sure that you enter the final answer at the end of the paper.
Concentrate on assignment details, including date of submitting homework and make a note in a homework notebook to help you keep on schedule with homework.
- Before starting, try and make sure that you have understood the assignment.
- Ask your teacher questions about the assignment to make sure that you understand.
- Find a quiet place where you can work without distractions when at home.
- Use a library to work in if you’re not at home.
- Work alone to avoid distractions. Collaboration is a good idea, but you have to solve the problem. Turn off the TV and your mobile.
- Try to do the most difficult math homework first.
- Don’t prevaricate, and if you are really stuck ask for help.
- There is no harm in Googling your math problem and seeing what comes up.
- Create a timetable for each math assignment in your homework and stick to it.
- Take a break of 10 minutes for every 50 minutes of work.
Math is probably the most difficult homework you have to do unless you are a numerical genius. If you are finding the work difficult, let your teacher know ahead of the date for submission of the work, not after it. If you think you need extra tutoring, then ask for it. Don’t get others to do your math homework for you without really understanding how to solve the problem yourself.