If your child is reading a storybook or else a book on some other subject, it’s perfectly fine. But this does not work out in case of reading math books. Most of the schools and colleges follow the traditional style of reading where the teachers ask the students to go on reading. No doubt, reading helps to take up new words and phrases, but in case of the math books mere reading does not work well. Students get really confused when they are asked to read from a math book. If you are a student you need to concentrate very hard on the matter that you are going through a math book.
There are some students who face reading problems. If you face a severe reading problem, it will be always better for you to undergo an advanced reading course before you choose math as your subject. However, if you still find difficult to tackle the reading course, you can do so during your math course semester. It is very important for you to know some of the key points of how to understand the contents of your math books. Some of them are as follows:
Concentrate fully and give your reading a calm pace so that you can understand the mathematical concepts in the book. It’s not easy to read math books as it is in case of novels. While reading if you get stuck in between a novel you still get the idea of the story. But in case of reading math books reading needs proper time and concentration.
The writers of math books avoid repetition of words. Therefore you should read very carefully so that you don’t miss out any word. It is also advisable not to start any chapter from the middle but always from the beginning so that you can conceptualize the subject in a systematic manner.
Math books feature numerous words and symbols. These symbols and words are very important and if you fail to understand it’s meaning, you should immediately ask someone or consult a dictionary.
Take up various types of problems and start working on it. Derivations and proofs are the main sections that need to be focused on. So, start mastering them, and don’t forget to mark important formulas.
Write down the key points on a separate sheet and start emphasizing on them. At times, you can test yourself by solving unseen mathematical problems.
Do not stick to one math book but always try to gather a handful of them so that you can be aware of various types of problems.
After returning home from school, do not forget to revise the chapters that were taught to you in school.
Always make sure that your child is able to read math books in a proper manner.