Welcome Back to School!!

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

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