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Home >> mathCorner >> tips & tricks



This section has been developed on the following premises:

  1. Focussing on lesser-known tips:

  2. We have avoided common tips/tricks that are by-and-large found on many other sites.
    (Click here to see a list of sites offering those tricks).

  3. To be useful for students taking GMAT / SAT / CAT / CET etc.

  4. Our target group for the development of this section is students appearing for GMAT/SAT/CAT and other entrance examinations.
    We have tried to make this section relevant for them.

  5. Diagnostic Tests:

    In this section, we have also placed diagnostic tests at various places. In these tests you will soon be able to compare your results against those compiled from a sample of candidates that have taken the test under our supervision. You can also use these diagnostic tests for practice sessions.

    Click here to see our present sampling plan.We shall keep improving this.


    Disclaimer
    : This is not an IQ test nor an assessment of the mathematical knowledge you possess. We just assist you in judging your level of comfort
    with numbers.

 

The use of tips and tricks usually involves four factors:

a. Basic numerical ability
b. Awareness of some short cuts
c. Some memorized facts
d. Ability to see structures where the above three skills can be used.

a.Basic numerical ability:

Here we are restricting to basic skills as follows:

a. Ability to add two digit numbers.Click here to take the addition test.

b. Ability to subtract a two digit number from another. Click here to take the subtraction test.

c. Ability to multiply two single digit numbers. Click here to test yourself.

d. Ability to deduct fractions from the number 1. (for example 1.00-0.74).
Click here
to test yourself.

e. Ability to find sum & difference of products.
(for example (7 x 4) - (4 x 6) ). Click here to test yourself.

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b. Awareness of some short cuts:

Here we are referring to tricks like "How to calculate the square of 95 very quickly" etc.

c. Some memorized facts:

a. Ability to find the square of two digit numbers (from 11 to 40).
Click here
to assess yourself.

b. Can you spot complete squares of numbers between 11 and 40 instantly?
Test yourself.
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d. Seeing Structure:

Finally, there could be quite a few alternate ways in which a problem could be solved.
The ability to spot the method that could solve it in the shortest possible time, is critical.
This is a combination of the three skills described above.

COMING SOON are tips and tricks.

Do write to us about the tips and tricks that you would like to be included in this section.

Mail this link to your friends who have a passion for math or are preparing for an exam.

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