# Reference books

What are the best reference books in mathematics for classes VIII and IX(for advanced studies)?

Note by Anik Mandal
7 years, 2 months ago

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I am not too sure about class VIII but for class IX and X, here are the books which I used:

Physics, chemistry and Biology : S.Chand publications written by Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur....great books for understanding concepts and HOTS questions.

Maths: RS Aggarwal and RD Sharma...RD Sharma is really good for higher level stuff

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Totally agree with this. But you might want to note that this only applies for CBSE board. These books (probably) won't help with other boards or for the RMO/INMO.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes you're correct sir. Have You cracked the rmo/inmo? If yes, how?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Nope. Not that good at Maths. Hopefully I'll qualify next year.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Which class are you in?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Presently at VIII

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Wow!!!! you know so much at 8th!!!!!!!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Well, it isn't that I know to much!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Do you want books for school level mathematics or advanced olympiad mathematics?....Btw, how can you be 14 in 8th grade? o.O

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Well I can be 14 at the 8th standard!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Do you attend some coaching? Try the books of the AMTI or at least look up their annual competitions problem sets. If you don't find them, ask me, I have the paper of class-8 still with me :D

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Is it available online?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Sorry, it is not... :(

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I would remain grateful to you, if you could provide it to me for this year.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I can mail you the question paper (S) I have of the previous years; first and second levels. They are highly challenging ( I'm dumb :P) and highly interesting too

- 7 years, 2 months ago

That would be great!:D When onwards could you send it to me? Actually I am very eager for them. and send it to me at anikmandal1@gmail.com

Thank you very much.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I have a question paper of 2012 session class-8. Try that....I'll possibly send it to you soon.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thanx, mate!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Krishna Ar , please please email me the papers to satvikgolechha@yahoo.in or sgsuper@yahoo.com. I've been looking for them for so many years, but I didn't find them. Thanks in advance....

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes I shall....but I don't have the papers of class 10. Btw, do you write AMTI exams?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

We shall be friends. Are you on any social networking site?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Unfortunately I don't have any.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Any of what?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I do have a twitter account.But I also haven't used it since time immemorial. Hence it would be great if you send them anikmandal1@gmail.com.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Krishna Ar , Yes, I am on Facebook, but I haven't used it since ages........it seems a waste of time to me. Pls send the papers at sgsuper@yahoo.com.......

In return, I can give you a collection of 100 Brilliant level#4 Algebra problems.......had a tough time gathering them.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I'm sorry, but I really know to solve level 4 and 5 problems of only number theory.... algebra is a bit tough to do. Could you tell me how you're so good at math? ( I've asked you this enough number of times)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

And I've told you enough number of times that you're better than me in maths. I'm waiting for the papers.....please.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Sorry,unless and until you tell me how you are so good at maths, I wont send the paper (S) ;) :P...... your levels are also a proof for that :)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Okay, so listen ( I mean read, of course )

I try to first understand the way a problem is solved, and then I solve all the problems which have similar logic. And about the levels, let me tell you the truth......Once my elder brother ( who is in IIT now) visited my house and solved a lot of level 4 and 5 problems. So, I reached level 4 in all math topics. Since then, I've tried my best to keep my level up.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Sure I will.... :D

- 7 years, 2 months ago

For olympiad, a good book is Problem Primer collecting many problems.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hello, could you tell me how you cracked RMO/INMO?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I didnot crack INMO. but I appeared for RMO from 8th std and I practised past papers very much. That helped me know several technicques which I had not previously learnt. Also many times they dont give all good solutions to problems so thinking other possible solutions is also helpful

- 7 years, 2 months ago