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  1. #1 hi 
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    How can i improve my ability of Mathematics?

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    Apocalyptic Paradise
    Einstein asked that question, too.
    It depends on what troubles you're having- can you elaborate?

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    Whatever level of mathematics you currently have, practice is the answer. Maybe more practice of the level immediately prior to what is giving you grief at the moment.

    For tutoring, if I find a twelve year old is having trouble with fractions, I make sure they get lots of practice with times tables and variants of those. If a 14 year old is having trouble with algebra, they get lots of practice with multiplication and division of fractions along with some other preparatory material. Once you're more senior, you should be able to 'pick' the more basic skill that slows down acquiring the current skill.

    But the answer is - always - more practice. When you treat learning maths with much the same approach as you would learning a musical instrument or a sports skill like goal shooting, it's firstly lots of practice. Secondly, you never, ever, abandon a skill once you've learnt it. Just like sports. If you were learning tennis, once you get your service action right, you don't drop it when you start concentrating on the backhand action, you keep all your skills up to the level you've managed so far. So you don't drop algebra, for example, because you're now learning trigonometry (or any other specific topic).

    It's a simple rule - use it or lose it.
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