## Lagging behind in Maths – says NCERT

The National Achievement Survey of NCERT — conducted across six districts, 230 schools and among 4,272 students in Delhi — revealed that Delhi students performed lower than the national average in most mathematical abilities, except for patterns and multiplication. Delhi students are at a score of 244 while the average national score is 252. In fact, among the 34 states and union territories surveyed, Delhi is among the lowest eight performers in language and lowest six in mathematics.

Astonishingly, Delhi boys gave girls a close contest with comparable scores in Maths performance and for rural and urban students, the difference is very slim. But interestingly, none of the groups could surpass national average.

Survey suggests that prime topics which students at elementary level dread the most are addition, subtraction, division, place value, measurement, geometry, money and data handling.

While at national level, average students scoring above 75% in the assessment is 39.2%, Delhi students lags behind at 33.9%. At the same time, the percentage of Delhi students who scored between 0- 35% is significantly higher (12.2%) than the national average of 8.7%.

Looking at these stats, we need to definitely take a step back and understand where schools are still lacking despite of world class technologies being used and help kids in best possible manner to ensure that a solid foundation for future is laid today

## Silly mistakes that you can avoid in your exams

Many a times you would’ve come back and realized that you have made some silly mistakes. These silly mistakes would have cost you a good number of marks which would have improved your percentage and your rank. So, why do we make these silly mistakes and how do we avoid them ?

Here are the tips that can help you avoid them. Believe me, they work wonders.

Most of the times we don’t read the question properly in exams. Ensure that you read each and every line very well. Just because time is running fast and you believe that you may run short of time, reading a question is the most important aspect. Most of the teachers try to take advantage of such habits and play around with questions with little twists.

2. Check the numbers and calculations

Most of the times, we don’t check all the numbers properly. Either we confuse between addition or subtraction signs or get the numbers or the calculations wrong. Do check each and every number and calculation properly. I suggest that you keep atleast 15 mins separately especially in a maths exam for revision.

3. Simplify questions and problems

Because the calculations or questions can become lengthy at times, we get confused. Simplify each problem and go step-by-step. It is important that you follow this approach especially in solving complex problems in exams. It pays a ton if you do so instead of speeding up and getting things incorrect. Also, keep all the maths formulas in check and ensure that you have used the formulas correctly.

Follow these simple tips and you will surely benefit by avoiding some of the silly mistakes in your exams. Its coming from a personal experience. We wish the best of you so that you prepare better for your exams and benefit from our simple tips. Do write to us in case of suggestions.

## Important topics and expert tips for Maths exam

In view of board exams coming near, we have penned down very important tips and tricks for class 10 students to prepare better for your exams.

In total, there are 34 questions along with marks distribution for each section as mentioned below. This was the pattern that was followed in CBSE Class 10 Mathematics 2014 paper
Section A – (8 marks): It consists of 8 questions each of 1 mark.
Section B – (12 marks): It consists of 6 questions of 2 marks each.
Section C – (30 marks): It consists of 10 questions of 3 marks each.
Section D – (40 marks): It consists of 10 questions of 4 marks each.

## Important Topics:

The below mentioned topics are very important from exam point of view. We have also tried to pen down expected marks from these most important topics.

ALGEBRA – Marks Important (23 marks)

Most important is quadratic equations, check whether an equation is quadratic/not quadratic equation, finding roots of quadratic equations, finding the discriminant of an equation, check the nature of roots Arithmetic progressions- Problems related to nth term, sum of first n terms of an A.P.

MENSURATION– Marks Important (23 marks)

Areas related to circles-Application problems of area of circle, area of sectors and segments of circle Surface areas , volumes, Surface area of solids (cylinder, cone, hemisphere),problems on frustum of a cone

GEOMETRY – Marks Important (17 marks)

Circles-applications of theorem 10.1, 10.2, construction of tangent to a circle, dividing a line segment, constructing a triangle similar triangle as per given scale factor

COORDINATE GEOMETRY– Marks Important (11 marks)

Coordinate geometry- Problems formula, areas of triangles

TRIGNOMETRY– Marks Important (8 marks)

Heights and Distances -problems on line of sight, angle of elevation, angle of depression

PROBABILITY– Marks Important (8 marks)

Problems on selection of days, numbers, balls, cards, dice

## Expert tips:

• Prepare a time table
• Revise the concepts
• Practice as much as you can
• Finish chapters that you find easy so that your confidence is boosted.
• Practice the numerical questions especially ncert solutions and revise concepts and fundamentals. This will also give you an idea on what areas you need to improve.
• Practice new questions on MCQ’s and SAQ’s. Some compendium can be through ncert solutions, previous year board papers, sample papers and cbse study material available for free.
• Practice NCERT books and its solutions thoroughly. CBSE board exam question papers are entirely based on this book
• Timing is very crucial. Ensure that you keep atleast 10-15 mins for last minute hitches and revision.

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