Welcome Back to School – 2016!

School again!  How can that be?

Remember one thing: the teacher (and boss!) is always right (well, not always, but you know what I mean 😉 )  So hope you get a good math teacher, but it’s probably more important that you respect your teacher and always try to make a good impression (and work hard!).

I’ve posted these hints before, but they are worth mentioning again:

  • 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 and let me know if you have any math questions; I’ll try to answer them!

I’m still not done with SheLovesMath, but getting there.  I’m still tackling Calculus sections, and I’ve done most of Differential Calculus and started Integral Calculus.  The Calc pages completed are Definition of the Derivative, Basic Differentiation Rules, Equation of the Tangent Line, The Chain Rule, Implicit Differentiation and Related RatesCurve Sketching, Optimization, Differentials, Linear Approximation and Error Propagation, Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integration, U-Substitution Integration, and Differential Equations and Slope Fields.

Please spread the word about She Loves Math, and let me know how it can be better!  I have almost 2 million pages views total now, and I hear from students all over the world 😉 .


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