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Mathematics is always underrated by many students as the toughest subject. They just run away from it. As there is nothing to mug up in maths, that’s why the students fear mathematics, a lot.

Mathematics is one such subject which helps to develop the logical approach in students. You cannot fall in love with maths overnight but certainly there are some tips by which will make you fall in love with maths forever. Follow the below mentioned tips for securing good marks in maths.

- Chapter 1 Rational Numbers
- Chapter 2 Exponents (Powers)
- Chapter 3 Squares and Square Roots
- Chapter 4 Cubes and Cube-Roots (Including use of tables for natural numbers)
- Chapter 5 Playing with Number
- Chapter 6 Sets
- Chapter 7 Percent and Percentage
- Chapter 8 Profit, Loss and Discount
- Chapter 9 Simple and Compound Interest
- Chapter 10 Direct and Inverse Variations
- Chapter 11 Algebraic Expressions (Including Operations on Algebraic Expressions)
- Chapter 12 Algebraic Identities
- Chapter 13 Factorisation
- Chapter 14 Linear Equations in one Variable (With Problems Based on Linear equations)
- Chapter 15 Linear Inequations (Including Number Lines)
- Chapter 16 Understanding Shapes (Including Polygons)
- Chapter 17 Special Types of Quadrilaterals
- Chapter 18 Constructions (Using ruler and compass only)
- Chapter 19 Representing 3-D in 2-D
- Chapter 20 Area of Trapezium and a Polygon
- Chapter 21 Surface Area, Volume and Capacity (Cuboid, Cube and Cylinder)
- Chapter 22 Data Handling
- Chapter 23 Probability

**While preparing for exams**

When you start preparing for the exams make sure you download the Selina Concise Mathematics Class 8 ICSE Solutions from ncertbook.guru on your mobile or laptop. Make a separate notebook for maintain all the notes reputed to theorems, formulas and other tricks.

Try to solve each and every problem yourself. If you get stuck somewhere, refer the solution book. After solving every problem, check your answer and approach from the solution book. This will help you know the latest examination pattern and the correct approach to be followed.

Understand the syllabus; this will help you know what exactly is expected from you. Solve some sample papers or last year papers; this will give you an idea on time management.

It is not simple to score 100% in Maths, but here are some keys for that:

- Learn every concept gradually. Don’t try to cover-up everything in one single day. You will stay confused and the result will be more devastating than before.
- Keep you formula notebook and solution book handy.
- Practice, practice and practice, until you are satisfied that the hidden concept is clear in your brain.
- Maths is one such subject which can be practiced anytime is it night or day.
- When you go to bed, just close you r eyes and try to memorize and refresh the formulas which you have learnt today.
- If you are weak in maths, give at least 2 hours for practicing questions every day. Even then if you are unable to grasp any concept, don’t hesitate to ask your teacher.

**Tips during the Maths examination**

- Keep your paper clean. Draw a proper margin and a rough space as well. Don’t scribble or do cutting or over writing. First think and then write. This will help you preventing unnecessary error correction.
- Maths is a scoring subject. Even if your answer is wrong, maths does have separate number for formulas as well i.e. step marking is followed.
- Make sure you copy the right figures from the question paper.
- Draw figures and graphs wherever necessary. All the geometry questions accompany a figure. You need to draw that as there are separate numbers for that too.
- First attempt the questions which you know and leave the dicey ones for the end. Don’t waste too much time over one problem, as the chances of your paper going un-attempted increases.

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