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Tips for Getting Online Help with Geometry

Are you struggling in geometry ? If so , online help with geometry may be just what you need . A number of  students struggle in geometry since it is different to what students have been learning thus  far in school .  Many students need online help with geometry as they may not have been taught yet how  to process their thoughts “geometrically”.  Simply put , they may not yet be able to appreciate the abstract nature that is used in geometry.  According to Jean Piaget’s theory about cognitive development, many students may not yet have the abilities to think cognitively until they are in their late teens , or possibly early 20’s.  All of this can make geometry challenging to students, but not impossible . Here are a few online help with geometry methods that may help your student improve math grades.

Online Help with Geometry Tip #1- Taking notes is very important in all classes , especially math.  Note taking needs to include any notes given by the teacher, and all examples that the students can refer to when doing homework and they are studying for tests.  The examples should include one or two different problems that show different ways of solving a concept. One good way of taking notes is the Cornell Notes technique .   It is easy to set up in almost any notebook or binder and allows room for additional notes , ideas and revelations that may be unearthed .

Online Help with Geometry Tip #2- To compliment the notes , index cards can be very helpful .  Most textbooks these days highlight in one way or another, the key skills for each chapter.  By copying these crucial bits of info on the index cards , it will help your student two ways .  The more often they write a skill and thereby think about it, the more likely it is that it will stay in their mind .  Secondly , these important pieces that need to be reviewed for a test are all now in one simple to flip through location.  I would suggest using a note card ring and writing the index cards out during the chapter , not at the end when the student is trying to cram everything they need to know into one major study session.

Online Help with Geometry Tip #3- Use the textbook that was given to you .  Math books are not the easiest to read.  Today the publishers try to give real world examples and relevant and possibly interesting problems .  All of this will not help if the subject is dreaded.  It may be even more hard to somehow convince your student that reading the book really will help , but it does.  When reading it , they will oftentimes have an “ah-ha” moment because the book explains things differently than the teacher does .  Not only is reading along in the book helpful, but reworking the problems and comparing the student’s answers to those shown in their book may allow them to discover the steps that they missed or having a problem with.

Online Help with Geometry Tip #4- Homework is everyone’s challenge .  As a parent it can be frustrating to get our kids to do their work when they are struggling, and it is just as frustrating for the child. However, we need to keep in mind that homework really does serve a purpose.  It allows the student to practice what they learned, and if they have problems it is a avenue for the teacher to determine where the problem is .  So just attempting  to do the homework, no matter how hard it is does make a big difference.  The student really needs to put out an effort to do what they can, the best that they can.  Some teachers check homework looking for effort , not correctness .  This is very important when homework can be  percentage of your child’s overall grade .

Online Help with Geometry Tip #5- Last but definitely not least, encourage your student to talk to teacher when they are struggling .   I am constantly reminding my students that they need to speak up if they are not getting something . I am also a Mom with eyes on the back of my head, but I don’t have the ability to read minds.  Teachers are more than happy to answer questions or go over an example again when the student does not understand .  Unfortunately, when students do not say that they don’t understand something, we tend to assume that everyone gets it.  So please speak up!  The more questions asked, the happier the teacher is  .  Also most teachers are more than happy to spend extra time with students at some point during the day if they need help.  The student just needs to ask.

These are some basics that will not only help with geometry homework, but in any math class.  One last thing to keep in mind, neatness does count!  When grading a test, if a teacher needs to decipher the work, the less likely the student is to get partial credit.

I am certain these online help with geometry tips will help your student be successful in math.

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