Olympiads are a kind of competitive exam, held across schools, to tap exceptional students with the best of potential, talent, aptitude, and IQ.Read More
Being a parent is quite tough, especially if your kid is a topper, as you have an additional worry to maintain your kids score the same or make it better so that he/she continues to be a topper. To make this a habit, kids need to master a couple of techniques and instill some highly effective studying habits.
Parents also need to play their part in order to help their kids with maintaining their best score. We have probably heard or read ‘study smart, not hard’, and this is a very appropriate way of achieving the goal one has set for them.
It is very important to understand that why one should prepare for Olympiads? Olympiads as they say are your bridge to success. They build the foundation of your competitive career, other than curriculum.
Most of the Olympiad exams are conducted on the similar syllabus that taught at school. No additional reference books are required for the preparation of these exams. Students are only required to be clear with all the concepts and basics. The questions asked in the Olympiad exams are quite different than what kids learn in the school. Questions are trickier and conceptual which require the students to have a wide thought process to solve the variety of problems based on logics and concepts.
If you are one of those students who is perspiring while preparing for the Indian Maths Olympiad, then worry not, we are here to guide you. We have discussed a few tips and tricks that will help you prepare for your Olympiad in the best possible way.
This seems like obvious advice but you will lose precious hours if you prepare a topic not covered under the vast Maths Olympiad syllabus. Questions will come from arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, to name a few.
This is not a high school exam. A deeper understanding of each concept with a higher level of theoretical and practical knowledge is required. Research a topic further to gain better insight.
You don’t need to sweat out in the sun to know the whens and whats of the Indian Maths Olympiad. Just visit the official site for all the information.
The Internet can be a good or a bad friend. Choice is yours: Facebook, Twitter, Memes and silly You Tube Video or else sites that offer practice tests, share information on how to solve difficult maths problems or discuss the level of questions.
Yes, time is an effective tool if used efficiently. Start your preparation well in time to score better. But, if you are unable to, then ask you teacher for the number of hours required to devote to a particular topic. Divide your time and develop a time table to practice all the Olympiad topics thoroughly.
It is of extreme importance that you stick to the schedule prepared for your Indian Maths Olympiad. Yes, you may slip up, though our advice is, Don’t. But, readjust your time table or cover the backlogs as quickly and efficiently as possible.
There’s nothing really to be added to this tried and tested quote. Practice, practice and continue to practice till you become perfect. Every question and every exercise has to be practiced.
Ok, you have practiced till you think you are perfect. Now test your ability with online and physical tests. Attempt them in a time bound manner. Click here for some online practice tests.
Whenever you practice or attempt Olympiad practice tests you are going to face problems on certain topics and questions. Keep a separate copy and make a note of them. Then take that notebook to your teacher and she/he will help you to excel in those.
Easier said than done, we agree, but taking stress will not help you in any way. So learn to relax, take deep breaths, go for a walk or share a cup of hot chocolate with your parents. It’s just another exam, so treat it that way.
All this might seem difficult, but when you sit down and plan everything systematically it will eventually seem easy. Parents need to be supportive and not force the kid into doing what they do not intend on doing. Amidst all this learning giving kids their personal time to have fun boosts up their interest to learn and because they are kids, they have the right to have fun. So, if you inculcate these practices effectively and on a regular basis it will become a habit and we all know that ‘habits die hard’