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Iam in year 9 5.2, the top 5.2 class, i am a average student who gets are 70 to 80% sometimes 86%. What i have noticed with my 5.3 friends is that their problem solving skills and memory are really good. If i perform good this year i can get into 5.3. But how are 5.3 kids soo good at maths do they have any habits that stimulates their brain. Any tips or advice ?
 

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Iam in year 9 5.2, the top 5.2 class, i am a average student who gets are 70 to 80% sometimes 86%. What i have noticed with my 5.3 friends is that their problem solving skills and memory are really good. If i perform good this year i can get into 5.3. But how are 5.3 kids soo good at maths do they have any habits that stimulates their brain. Any tips or advice ?
Maths is the subject where slugging it out is perhaps most noticeable.
As long as u spend enough time trying and doing (preferably not mif lol instead cam/iceem) u’ll eventually be just as “smart”.
 

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A really good one on one tutor might help. At least to close the gap between 5.2 and 5.3.

Maths and science can be really elegant once you see how parts fit into the whole. Students are often taught maths & science subjects, from early primary, as discrete separate topics and so as idkkdi comments, a lot of people ‘slug it out’, whereas its often possible to understand an entire topic in one session instead of several weeks of slugging it out.
 

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Hi I am in 5.3 year 9, I would say just do more questions and you will eventually get better, when i struggle i attempt questions and don't be afraid to ask ur teacher for help.
 

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The fact you want to improve yourself is an important first step.
You want to get out of 5.2 into 5.3 as soon as you can. When you are in 5.2, they assume you cannot handle the more advanced material and continue to feed you with unchallenging material. How can you get out of this trap? For some, a determined effort by yourself to free yourself from this may suffice. But for most people, you'll need someone competent to diagnose your problem and to chart a pathway out of 5.2. I do not know everyone can be helped: I've dealt with some students in a similar situation, and just cannot understand why they have so much difficulty dealing with some relatively simple concepts. So I have cases where I could not lift my student up from 5.2. On the other hand, I remember a highly motivated student of mine, after about 8 lessons was able to demonstrate to his teacher to put him in 5.3.
I believe a one-on-one external help is the way to go.
 

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Hi I am in 5.3 year 9, I would say just do more questions and you will eventually get better, when i struggle i attempt questions and don't be afraid to ask ur teacher for help.
Do you play musical instrument? (just curious)
Also how long do you suggest i should work on maths? I don't have trouble grasping simple concepts but my memory and solving harder problems is where i struggle. When i learn how to do a hard question, i forget to the method or the formula a few months later.
 

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Do you play musical instrument? (just curious)
Also how long do you suggest i should work on maths? I don't have trouble grasping simple concepts but my memory and solving harder problems is where i struggle. When i learn how to do a hard question, i forget to the method or the formula a few months later.
yes because u don't get enough practice. No I don't play musical instruments, rn since you're struggling i think 2 hours a day would be pretty good. When I have big tests coming up (for example selective test) i would go to the library 2-3 times a week afterschool to spend 1-2 hours working on maths english and sometimes science
 

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Iam in year 9 5.2, the top 5.2 class, i am a average student who gets are 70 to 80% sometimes 86%. What i have noticed with my 5.3 friends is that their problem solving skills and memory are really good. If i perform good this year i can get into 5.3. But how are 5.3 kids soo good at maths do they have any habits that stimulates their brain. Any tips or advice ?
Practice the basics and progress
 

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Iam in year 9 5.2, the top 5.2 class, i am a average student who gets are 70 to 80% sometimes 86%. What i have noticed with my 5.3 friends is that their problem solving skills and memory are really good. If i perform good this year i can get into 5.3. But how are 5.3 kids soo good at maths do they have any habits that stimulates their brain. Any tips or advice ?
lmao at my school even dumb kids who get like 70 can get into 5.3
 

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