Conquering Geometry: How Parents Can Help


I hear this story often... Your child did extremely well last year in Algebra I, but suddenly he or she is struggling in Geometry—and it’s starting to take a toll on their self-esteem. First of all, understand that this is normal. Geometry requires a completely new way of thinking than algebra, and it comes less naturally to most children. Beyond that, geometry introduces a new type of problem called “proofs” where students need to make statements that lead sequentially toward a certain conclusion. This is significantly more challenging than the arithmetic and algebra that students have seen before, because they have [...]