Students always aspire to get a good percentage in their Class 8 examination. They want to be the best and hold a top position in their class. However, Mathematics is one of the scoring subjects in Class 8 that enables students to get full marks and retain their position among the competitors. Though, many students are afraid of this subject as it contains numerous formulas, concepts, etc. That needs to be remembered by them. 

However, these students can also achieve more than 90% marks in their Mathematics exam if they prepare for the subject smartly. 

In this article, we’ll be throwing light on some useful tips that will help Class 8 students to know the best methods or tips to study Maths


Tips to Study Class 8 Maths

  • Check Out The Syllabus First

If a Class 8 student is planning to prepare for the Maths examination, then he or she must know the chapters he needs to prepare on priority. For this, they focus on the weightage of different chapters. 

Here is the list of chapters with marks weightage(%). 

  1. Rational Chapters- 8
  2. Linear Equations- 10
  3. Understanding Quadrilaterals- 9
  4. Continuation of Understanding Quadrilaterals- 4
  5. Practical Geometry- 8
  6. Data Handling- 11
  7. Squares and Square Roots- 12
  8. Cube and Cube Roots- 6
  9. Comparing Quantities- 16
  10. Algebraic Expressions and Identities- 8
  11. Continuation of Algebraic Expressions and Identities- 4
  12. Visualizing Solid Shapes- 7
  13. Mensuration- 11
  14. Continuation of Mensuration- 4
  15. Powers and Exponents- 6
  16. Direct and Inverse Propositions- 8
  17. Factorization- 12
  18. Introduction to Graphs- 4
  19. Continuation of Introduction to Graphs- 8
  20. Playing with Numbers- 10

Now moving on to study strategy, students must prepare those chapters first that have a higher weightage in the exam. Then, switch on to learning the basics of the chapter. Understanding the fundamentals of the topics is not only necessary for getting good marks in the Class 8 examination but also for preparing for competitive exams like CAT, GMAT, NEET, JEE, etc. 

  • Make A List of Important Formulas

It is the most convenient, simple and effective trick that every Class 8 student must understand before studying Maths chapters. While studying any chapter, they should jot down crucial formulas and concepts in their notebook for understanding and memorizing things. Moreover, this formula notebook can also be used as reference material for a quick revision especially at the time of examination. By listing formulas, students will never miss any important concepts and will be able to revise things easily during exams. 

  • Read NCERT Books

CBSE students are recommended to use the NCERT books for all subjects as they are easy to understand and provide all crucial information about the necessary topics in easy language. Also, these books are made after extensive research to provide accurate details of the topics to students. Additionally, students can also take help from the NCERT Solutions in which every chapter is covered in detail. By learning the NCERT Solutions, students can fetch more marks in their Class 8 Maths exam without enrolling in coaching centres. On the other hand, if students are finding problems in understanding topics like Profit and Loss can refer to RS Agarwal Class 8 Maths Chapter 10 Exercise 10.1 for better comprehension of the concepts. 

  • Solve Past Year’s Sample And Question Papers

This tip is crucial to follow for those who are appearing for the Class 8 Maths exam. The official website of CBSE has launched sample and question papers for Mathematics. Make sure to solve them for getting an idea of what is going to come in the exam. This will let the students know the question type with weightage. This practice will help them to figure out things like- the method of answering questions in the correct format, the amount of time they need to invest in each question, etc. In addition to it, students must solve past year question papers as this way will allow them to know their strengths and weaknesses. So, they can work on improving their weak sections of the subject. Class 8 students can also improve their time-management skills through this method. 

  • Solve Math Problems in Steps 

Solve math problems without skipping steps. Examiners allot marks for writing the steps also. So, even if the answers go incorrect, students still can fetch some marks for jotting down the steps. The solved sample papers will help in picking up the skills of solving questions in steps. 

  • Start Solving Easy Problems First

This strategy is applicable for all subjects besides Maths. If a student solves a difficult question first, he might be stuck to it and may not get enough time to solve questions that he knows well. So, do some smart work and solve easy problems first to build confidence. 

  • Invest Time in Practising Figures And Graphs

As graphs and figures are the scoring sections of the subject, students must practise them thoroughly. These are the best tools for scoring high in the exam. Keep focus while drawing graphs and figures during the Math exam with complete details. 

  • Do Not Hesitate to Ask Doubts

Naturally, students will have doubts after solving sample papers, examples and textbook questions. So, without wasting time, students must ask their doubts from their mentors who will help them in clearing their queries by giving them relevant examples and questions. 

  • Make A Convenient Study Plan 

Maths contains conceptual things that can only be understood with regular practice. Creating a proper study plan will allow students to keep things easy going. Students must follow their created timetable thoroughly so they can understand every aspect of different chapters clearly. 

Here’s how to create an efficient study plan. 

  1. Make a list containing all the responsibilities that need to be completed within a day. It will include activities like household chores, tuition classes, school lectures, exercise and sports timing, etc. Based on the above-mentioned things make a relevant timetable. 
  2. Identify optimal timings for studying. This means knowing the time when one likes to study. For instance, whether one prefers to study in the morning or night. 
  3. Do not miss on adding regular breaks in between sessions. After a study session of 45 to 60 minutes, take a break for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  4. Eat healthy foods and sleep for 8 hours a day for maintaining physical and mental health.