Well it’s here already – school again! I always love the beginning of a new school year, in spite of summer being over…. I hope everyone ends up with a good math teacher 🙂

I’ve been busy writing more of She Loves Math; I never get as much done as I’d like, but here are some new sections I’ve added: **Trig** sections, including **Right Triangle Trig**, **Angles and the Unit Circle**, **Graphs of Trig Functions**, **Transformations of Trig Functions**, **Inverses of Trig Functions**, **Solving Trig Equations**, **Trig Identities**,** Polar Coordinates**, and **Trig and the Complex Plane**. I’ve also completed **Conics**, **Systems of Non-Linear Equations**,** Introduction to Vectors**, and **Parametric Equations**, and working on **Sequences and Series**.

I thought I’d give you a few hints and tips to have a productive and successful year in math:

- Keep up with the
**homework**; this is probably the most important. Sometimes we think we understand the math, but actually we can’t do the problems. Even if you have to do 2 or 3 from each section, make sure you can do**each type of problem**that is assigned to you. - Try to go to as many
**school tutoring sessions**that you can, if you don’t feel good about the math (or, even if you do!). If you have the luxury of a private tutor, try to go ahead a little bit if you can, so you can hear the lecture twice. - See if you can get your hands on
**old tests**, like from an older sibling, friends, etc. I know this may seem like “cheating”, but they do (or should) change the questions every year. This way you can have a good idea what’s expected of you. - Use
**She Loves Math**or another site to read through material before you have the lecture; this way you’ll have a better chance of keeping up with the new material. And feel free to send specific questions to me to see if I can help 🙂

Hope this helps!

Please spread the word about **She Loves Math**, and let me know how it can be better! And I’ll try to post blogs more often 🙂

Lisa