How to create notes for Class 9 Maths

Mathematics becomes a complex and logical subject in Class 9 that requires vigilant attention to every detail. There are lots of formulas, graphs, theorems that students need to understand well in order to score good marks in their exams. The subject also deals with innumerable numbers of calculations that can make anyone lost and confused easily. Maths requires a lot of critical thinking and a deep understanding of complex concepts. However, making notes for maths can prove to be very helpful for you in understanding the concepts better.

Class 9 is an important phase in the lives of every student. It is the time they have to work hard the most to build a strong academic foundation for the Class 10 Board exams next year.

Why make notes for maths?

  • Understanding concepts well without preparation of CBSE Class 9 notes can often be time-consuming 
  • Chapter-wise notes make will help to solve maths more conveniently 
  • When you prepare notes it will help you at the time of your maths revision
  • You can easily roll your eyes through the notes you made of formulas and equations without flipping different pages of your maths textbook just  before sitting for the exam
  • Note making will keep you in constant touch with your syllabus thereby avoiding the tendency to forget anything easily
  • Maths notes will prove to be a guiding source throughout the days of your exam preparations

Here are some tips that will surely help you in making effective notes for Class 9 Maths

Go by the method you understand best

Your notes should be according to your convenience to how you learn the concepts best. Some strategies that you can include in your note-making process would be jotting down small notes next to numerical problems for explanation or using color pens to highlight certain steps of an equation that are particularly important. Also, if you have trouble writing down things at a fast pace, ask your teacher to repeat the point or seek help from your friends after the class gets over and just fill up your notes. Knowing the style of note-taking which suits you best and finding the most effective method that helps you learn easily is the first step towards making amazing notes for maths.

Mark all the steps in a formula in a distinct way

Math requires you to make specific calculations, skipping even one step can leave you with the entire wrong process of obtaining incorrect answers. Therefore it is important to clearly mark each step in a math problem. Try numbering them alongside with a pencil, using bullet points to arrows, or just go for highlighting each section to make a clear distinction between steps. This process will keep your notes organized in a better way and help show the entire process of calculation in detail from start to completion of the process.

Seek clarification of your doubts

In math, you need to understand the concept behind every calculation and how to use different formulas in equations, memorization will leave you confused a long way. There are chapters in your Class 9 maths textbook-like Statistics that require study of analysis and interpretation. If you have difficulty grasping any theorem or procedure of a math problem, ask your math teacher for clarification. You can also consult reputable maths solution reference books.

Include examples in your math note-making

Examples in your notes will clear your concepts better, rather than including many examples just limit it to one or two as per your convenience. The purpose of an example is to show how the steps come together in a problem. List down only a couple of examples for each new problem, make sure that the steps are listed down very clearly. If your teacher provides new examples for a chapter during your math class, make sure that you note them down.

Know the areas you are struggling with 

If you face a problem in using shortcuts but excel in the long process of solving the same sum, it will probably not be helpful always as you will build a time pressure during the exam or may submit the paper incomplete. Instead, try to focus on problems that trip you up the most. This way, your notes will be more focused on helping you explain your areas of struggle instead of wasting time solving problems that you are confident of.

Always review your maths notes 

You should inculcate the practice of looking back at your notes after you have finished writing them. Doing so will allow you to recheck if there are any inconsistencies in your note or you are unclear with a particular section. You can also refer to your notes back and add some new information gathered to help better clarify things in a more specific manner. Reviewing your note will also help you check if a particular section is causing you problems, you can underline or highlight it and try to find an answer brief, either by referring to some reference resource or researching online.

How to  make a page layout for making maths notes 

You can divide a whole page into three columns with some lines left on the top to write the title of the chapter in bold and list down the important formulas that will be used in that particular sum. You can even mention the page number from your NCERT math textbook. The three columns starting from the left will deal with keywords or topics,  the middle column with the maths problem, and the right-hand side column with brief notes on the solution of the problem. Try keeping the information in each column aligned with the corresponding material present in other columns. At the bottom of the sheet, you can also summarize the whole of the above concept in 2-3 lines step-wise. Use abbreviations to make your writing small.

Notes are the best piece of study material that will aid to reduce your stress and face hectic schedules in a better way. Do practice making notes in maths keeping the above-listed tips in your mind. 

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