You read through the exam, right. But how?
You mentally sort the questions into easy, medium and hard. Once you can start writing you can tackle them in that order. First the easy ones, then medium ones and only in the end the hard ones. This helps you not get entangled with a difficult question and waste time, while you could be collecting points with easy questions. It is just about a point hunt now.
And about staying in control of the examination time. OK, it is about a minute per mark roughly, but you will often do a one-mark question in just 5 to 10 seconds. So, do not get fixated on this. Number of marks per question are a good hint of the complexity of the questions and the relative time you should be spending on it. That’s it.
So back to the reading time: this is the time to calm your breath and the heartbeat. So, if you have read through the paper once and you still have a minute time, just close your eyes, leave the outside world and tomorrow’s exams behind you, feel the chair bellow your bottom and the table under your underarms. Just be there fully and tell yourself that you are here to show them what you know and not what you don’t know. There is so much knowledge in your brain cells that you might not even be aware of and you just need to access it. So, let the knowledge bridges be built and let the answers stream through you onto your exam paper. Good luck with the math exam, and all the others, we are sure that you can do it!