THE MORE EXERCISES YOU DO, THE BETTER YOU WILL BECOME …
YOU can say this same thing in many other ways – “practice makes perfect” or “practice makes permanent”.
This tip is not true in Maths only – but in most subjects that you will learn in school … or out of school.
Yesterday I was teaching my two nieces some basic French phrases – for one, it was revision really.
We have been going at it for the last few weeks.
They only take time out on the weekend to come live with us – their uncles, aunt and grandma.
One of them, Dominique and me might go over basic French phrases of salutation - something like this:
Me: Bonjour Dominique. (Hellow Dominique)
D: Bonjour Oncle. (Hellow Uncle)
Me: Çava? (How are you?)
D: Çava bien. (Fine)
Me : Très bien. (Very good)
D: Et toi? Çava? (And you, how are you?)
Me: Je vais bien, merci. (I am fine, thank you)
One of them said this morning that she forgot things she learned too easily. (Yes, we all speak English in our discussions, but I am trying to get them to learn French.)
I told them the basic way of learning is going over the things learned as many times as one can until it became part of one’s system.
That is true for Maths, Science, Language, Geography – in fact, any subject you can think of.
The ones that do better than you (in your course) go over their topics a bit more – or more frequently - than you.
The “practice makes perfect” method is also true in the effort to master a skill in sports.
The guy who plays better than you is most probably spending more time on the court, the field or gym (or may be using a technique that you do not know).
With that, I urge you learning folks, it’s time to get more practice in whatever you are learning.