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## Main Question or Discussion Point

This has been bothering me for a long time. I hope someone in this forum will help me clear my confusions. So the way I approach mathematics is by working carefully over the concepts. I reread the concepts till they become crystal clear.( This has been painful for some of my classes like real analysis but it has also been rewarding). I usually focus on questions after making sure I have no gaps in my concepts. However I always find out that when I do the questions, there are things I didn't really understand(I discover gaps in my conceptual framework). This frustrates me a lot. I assume that if one has mastered a concept, one should be able to do any kind of question. But recently I have been thinking whether I should do maths the other way round. That is start with the problems and go back to concepts. Are concepts in mathematics merely systems developed to discuss a class of certain problems? Could people describe me their approach in learning new mathematics;say topology,abstract algebra? (I am planning to go to grad school so I want to orient my thinking and approach the right way.)

Thanks a lot

Abiyo

Thanks a lot

Abiyo