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# 7 Expert Tips to Ace your Class 10 Maths Board Exam Scoring 100 out of 100 in the Class 10 Maths board exam scales up your aggregate percentage greatly. Also, your scores in the previous Maths exams have no role to play in your Class 10 Maths board exam scores. The only key to acing your Class 10 Maths exam lies in perseverance and determination. You just cannot give up on your Maths practice if you end up in a mess of doubts for any Maths topic. And, here are the 7 expert tips that will help you to bag a 100 in your Class 10 Maths board exam.

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#### 1.  Practice the example sums

For every chapter of math, there is a given set of example sums to help you with the detailed working out techniques for various types of sums. Mostly the common types of sums for a given math topic are illustrated in the example sums for that topic. When you go through the exercises given at the end of any math chapter, you will find that the exercise sums are quite similar to the example sums. It is likely that there will be more sums in the exercises, but the basic types of problem-solving techniques for all the sums will be similar to that of the example sums. Hence, practicing the exercise sums will be of great benefit for all students to improve their math skills.

#### 2.  Connect the dots to find the missing link

The most basic step for solving math problems is to note down the data given in the questions, first. For example, there is a sum from the topic of profit and loss, and you have to find the percentage of profit for a certain commodity, after a few updates in its price. So, when you read the sum, start noting down all the given data one after the other in your notebook. Now, if you are devising a formula to find the profit percent, check if all the parameters required in the formula are available in the question. If any parameter is missing, underline it in your notebook.

Your task will already be half done when you have all the data clearly written in front of you. Thinking of the correct formula or the required problem-solving technique will be more convenient in this way since you will know exactly what all data you have and what is the missing link. Thereby, connecting the dots for the given data will become easier, and it will also enhance your accuracy in the Class 10 Maths board exam.

#### 3.  Master the basic mental math tricks

Mental Math tricks always come in handy when you need to pace up your math calculations. There are various mental math tricks to cut-short the long multiplications or subtractions that help you to solve Maths sums easily. Also, the concepts of Vedic Maths prove to be helpful in solving the math sums faster. So try to note down mental math tricks in a separate rough notebook and keep revising it as many times as possible. Knowing the mental math tricks by heart will help you to solve and complete the Maths paper during the Class 10 board exams.

#### 4.  Prioritize Formulas and Graphs

Write down all the important formulas from your math syllabus in a white sheet of paper and stick it on your study desk. So, you will not have to make any effort to search the formulas in your books. Whenever you sit at your study desk or even pass by your study desk, all the important formulas will be right there in front of you to revise. This, in turn, saves a lot of time before the Maths examination as well.

Coming to graph plotting, no matter how easy it may seem to be, it requires regular practice to master graph plotting. Only if you solve a good number of sums on graphs, you will be able to select the suitable graph scales fast, during the Class 10 Maths board exam.

#### 5.  Do not shy away from doubts

To excel in Maths, it is important to address every doubt and problem area that you come across when you practice the sums. Do not be afraid to ask questions in the class, if no one else raises their hands to ask a doubt. Reach out to your Maths teachers and friends to discuss your doubts and keep trying unless you are sure of your concepts. It is the only way by which you can get ahead with the entire syllabus and secure good grades in your Class 10 Maths board exam. You may refer to the NCERT Solutions for 10 Maths to address all your doubts and get a better understanding of all types of sums covered in your class 10 Maths syllabus.

#### 6.  Always start from scratch

There is no alternative to this when it comes to your math preparation. Start from scratch when you are unable to solve a sum or when you face difficulty in understanding any math concept. Work out all the steps in detail in your rough notebook and try to draw inferences from them. It is even better to write down the interpretations of these steps in your own words and to go through them until you are completely clear with the concepts. So the next time you are stuck with any sum or mathematical proofs, redo the whole thing from scratch, in a fresh sheet of paper to understand the concept.

#### 7.  Focus more on the process

When you solve any sum, it is very important to focus on the process rather than the answer. As there may be a couple of methods for solving a particular type of math problem, you must focus on understanding each of the processes. Thereby, you will be able to find out which problem-solving method you are more comfortable with. Also, an answer-centric approach may not always be suitable for solving all math problems. When you solve a math problem keeping in mind a particular answer, even the slightest of variations in the intermediate steps may render you confused. So, focus on the processes of problem-solving more when you prepare for your Class 10 Maths board exam.

Practising these above-mentioned points will propel your preparation for the Class 10 Maths board exam. You can consult some good reference Maths ncert book solution and practice as many sums as possible to assess your understanding of the concepts. Solving the sample question papers and the previous year question papers will help you to get a clear idea of the question pattern and important topics for the exam. Also, taking the mock tests will be an added advantage as you can evaluate and analyze your performance in an exam environment.