In upper primary classes, students develop a fear for mathematics. The NCERT textbooks from Class 6th start to focus on developing interest in students’ minds for math. The textbooks are designed to understand the abstract of the mathematical concepts and also encourage students to construct their concepts.
For Class 7 students will have to refer to the NCERT textbook for mathematics. A thorough reading of this textbook will be enough for the students to achieve good marks. Students can also take the help of RS Aggarwal Solutions Class 7 and previous year question papers. Students must prepare sincerely as the concepts from Class 7 are fundamentals for Class 8 and Class 9. The BCSE board always focuses on not only teaching students for the exam but also teaching them to think creatively and using taught knowledge in real life. It encourages the critical and analytical ability of the students making them qualified for any exam. In this article, we will discuss how to prepare for the class 7 exam based on knowing the syllabus, using resources, solving papers, and planning a study strategy from the exam point of view.
Syllabus of Class 7
The CBSE board has authorized the Class 7 NCERT textbook of Mathematics for Class 7. In Class 6th students studied many basic concepts and in Class 7th students will revise these concepts and learn more on these concepts. There are some new concepts in the textbook which can be easily learned from the elucidated structure of the textbook. All the concepts prescribed by the CBSE board are covered in the NCERT textbook. Class 7 NCERT textbook for math includes 15 chapters. Each chapter has 3-4 concepts. Features of this book include simple and easy-to-understand language, adequate coverage for each concept, exercise questions to solve for every concept, and great summarization of every chapter. Integers, Rational numbers, Fractions, and decimals are chapters that are important to study the number system. Data handling, simple equations, and comparing quantities develop students’ data processing ability whereas visualizing solid shapes and symmetry develops the visual reasoning ability of students. Lines and angles, triangles and their properties, Congruence of triangles are specifically focused on triangles and the basic concepts of angles. Practical geometry will teach students about the construction part of geometry whereas Perimeter and area chapter will teach students about the application of geometry and develop their creative ability. Algebraic expressions and exponents and powers will require basic conceptual understanding and these chapters are going to be the building blocks for Class 8 chapters. In this way, the syllabus of Class 7 math has unified many aspects of math and students must learn every concept from the textbook.
Resources to study from for Class 7
For Class 7 math NCERT textbook is a must. Students also can refer to NCERT solutions. NCERT solutions explain the solution for questions from the textbook. It is already known that NCERT textbooks are enough to prepare for Class 7 but supplementing your study with NCERT solutions will give you an edge during the exam. The NCERT textbook teaches concepts and factual data to students but NCERT solutions teach students how to solve the questions from an exam point of view. Practice every question from the textbook. Do not skip any problems which are given in the textbook. Also, practice hard-level questions. For Hard level questions, students should get a question bank from a reliable source. Sometimes online videos are helpful when you are stuck on one concept. Getting another perspective to learning concepts helps in understanding difficult concepts. In this way, students must utilize textbooks, solutions, and online lectures or articles while they are preparing. Using these resources to learn concepts and important skills for exams will yield great results.
Practicing from Sample papers
When students do not solve sample papers, they do not know what chapters they are finding difficult. Learning is one thing and solving questions is a different thing. If the student cannot solve questions based on the concepts, then he/she needs to relearn that concept. Sample papers reveal the weak areas of students. Hence, students must solve sample papers. Students can start with Small weekly tests or chapter-based tests. Solving them will make the retention of understood concepts easy. WHEN YOU COMPLETE more than 80% of the syllabus, you can start with solving sample papers that are exactly followed by the exam pattern of the exam. To solve a variety of difficulty-level papers. Solving hard-level sample papers will test the level of preparation. Solving even 3-4 sample papers can change the level of progress in preparation drastically. But remember to solve sample papers to test yourself. Follow the below tips to solve sample papers –
- Solve papers in conditions that are exactly like in the exam. Do not try to refer to anything just to get good scores in sample papers. Sample papers are meant to reflect your preparation and not for getting high scores.
- Rectify the mistakes done in the sample papers. There is no use in solving many sample papers if the same mistakes are kept on recurring. Note down mistakes. Revise the chapter and practice some basic questions. Then solve that question from the sample paper again. Practicing this way can make you a master of those concepts.
- Keep a record of marks got in sample papers. If marks are not increasing (depending on how difficult the sample papers are) or not showing any change at all then students need to revise the textbook again.
Math subjects can only be mastered by practicing. Keep your resources minimum and use them wisely. If some concepts are difficult to understand, then do not waste them on them. Learn other chapters and list the concepts you did not understand. Learn them again with different perspectives by choosing online videos as guidance. Solving examples and sample papers is important. In the exam, keep calm and believe in your preparation. It is important to solve papers in the exam calmly to avoid simple mistakes. Students must stick to the study plan that they made and they can pass the Class 7 math exam with flying colors.