If you are taking geometry this year, here are a few tips that can make your year easier. Geometry is really unlike any math you have had before. Much of it is based on logic and visualization.
Different kinds of math require different kinds of skills, and Geometry is definitely logic based. Learning Geometry will help your thought processes and the flow of your problem solving.
Below are some suggestions to help you navigate this math course that is a bit different.
Summer is upon us, and I am sure your plans include some serious beach time. But what else is on your calendar? A job? A camp? Volunteering? A few summer courses?
Whatever your plans, make them worthwhile. Do something useful. If possible, do something for others; take some time to make a small mark -- leave a few footprints in the sand, if you will.
Here are a few ideas that might interest you.
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You have another semester of school under your belt. You have done all your homework (haven't you?), completed your readings, and turned in your projects.
Now it is time for you to show that all your work has paid off.
It is exam time, and each exam is a pretty big chunk of your semester grade, and you better be ready.
So sharpen your number 2 pencils and gather your erasers and scratch paper. Review all your readings, check through your notes another time, and work a few more problems.
If you are well prepared, you have nothing to worry about. Just walk into the classroom with confidence and give the exam your best shot. You will do fine.
When the week is over you have a well-deserved two week holiday. Do well on your exams and enjoy your time off!
School is actually a pretty neat place. You get to take a test over for a better grade. Making As and Bs is easy - it is failing that takes effort. Well, real life really is not like that; in real life failing is easy and success takes work.
To help you prepare, here's a list of some of the things that you can expect when your school years are over. You may have seen this list before - it has been around for a while. But it is fun to read, and its message is worth repeating. Enjoy.
IF SHAKESPEARE WROTE ABOUT HOMEWORK…
(It might go something like this)
To do, or not to do, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The agonies of these outrageous Demands,
Or to take Arms against this tyranny of education,
And by opposing, end it: to fail, to sleep no more.
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of failure, what dreams may come?
With sincere apologies to the Immortal Bard and to Prince Hamlet whose words I have so poorly paraphrased.
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I have had a rewarding and complete classroom career teaching and coaching mathematics.
Variable Thinking is my way of sharing some of my ideas, tips, and savvy about education and student success with you.
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