# Tips for Studying Mathematics 2

Ronnie Maartens

Mathematics is all about practice! The amount you practice = the mark you get!

Tip for Paper 1

When studying Functions and Graphs, you will need two pieces of paper. On the first piece of paper you summarize the information that applies to any kind of function, for example, how to determine if a function is one-to-one or how to find its inverse. On the second piece of paper you draw five blocks and label each one respectively with Straight Line, Parabola, Hyperbola, Exponential and Logarithmic. Within each block write down (1) the standard equation for that graph and what each variable stands for, (2) how to determine the equation of that graph, and (3) the steps on how to draw that graph – this includes the calculation of the points of interest. The idea is that, given a question on graphs that requires you to calculate one of the points, you first determine which kind of graph you are busy with and then what that point represents in that graph. This way you will always know what to do.

Tip for Paper 2

When studying Analytical Geometry, you will just need one piece of paper whereon you list all of the formulas used in analytics. The difficult part here is not the memorization of the formulas but knowing when to use which one and how. Thus after making your list, the other 90% of your time you will need to practice different questions, so that you can learn how to deal with different situations.

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Probability and Data Analysis.