“To read is to fly; it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.” – AC Grayling
Learning the language of mathematics is the first step in understanding the subject as science. It would be very confusing to deal with unknown terms and vague concepts for the first time, especially when you don’t know how mathematical terms and expressions are used in a sentence or phrase. Practice is very useful in math, of course, but you need help from reading.
Reading could take you to many places. It is not only literary works that you encounter a new world through reading. In math, advanced reading is very helpful in understanding more the next lessons in the classroom. It is also a good way to clarify vague topics that you come across while studying alone. This way, your perception that math is too complex to learn can be turned into something positive and you will discover that math could also take you places with easy and fun computations and word problems. Just remember that some of the simple tips that you apply in reading. While reading, always take note of the terms that are not clear to you and try first to find the meaning through contextual clues. Lastly, always allot time every day to read to be familiarized with how the terms are used.