- Published by: Tutor City
- August 07, 2020
- Education

It can be hard to learn new math topics and **Geometry** is no exception. It is a difficult subject for many students. Sometimes students who are good at other maths may have a harder time grasping geometry, but every branch of mathematics is equally important, regardless if you just want to get good grades, or if your dream is to earn a math degree online or on-campus.

**Time, studying, and persistence will pay off.**

Let’s talk about some ways to help make studying for geometry easier. For more practice, click here: 7th grade Math free Worksheet.

**1. Take a Deep Breath**

Inhale..and exhale.

Frustration is common during the learning process.

Practice deep breathing to help ease any stress. You may find that taking a deep breath (or two) will ease you into your studying routine.

How is deep breathing related to studying geometry?

Stress can hold us back from learning and success.

Deep **breathing** often eases stress and calms our mind. Try taking a few deep breaths before, during, and after a study session.

**2. Take a Break**

Remember to give your brain a break. Some people recommend the Pomodoro technique. This suggests studying in spurts of 25 minutes, taking a break, then studying for another 25 minutes. And so on.

*Our brains need rest. *

Breaks help to keep us calm similar to deep breathing. You can take a short break between 5-15 minutes.

Or, reward yourself with a longer break if you study for an hour or more at a time.

Okay, we covered the fun stuff.

Now let’s look at the **technical sides of studying geometry**.

**3. Have the Right Tools to Study Geometry**

**Scratch****paper**. Make sure you have plenty of paper to write out formulas and practice problems. You don’t want to feel confined to a small space. Always be sure to have a stack of paper to get you through your study session.

**Protractor**. These are a huge part of working out geometry problems. Protractors are rulers but for shapes and angles. You can align a protractor to draw out a geometrical shape and angle. Some students use plastic protractor, and others use rubber. It’s up to you!

**Ruler**. Also, you need a ruler. Protractors are helpful, but rulers are a must-have. You need to measure your lines whether it’s for an angle or shape. Rulers come in plastic or rubber. Though, students find plastic rulers to be more durable for measurements.

**Compass**. A compass is another tool for measurement. It helps keep your drawing steady and measurements more accurate. They are useful for difficult shapes to get right such as circles. A compass is essential for an efficient geometry study session.

**Pencil**. Or pencils. Mistakes are normal. Everyone makes them. Working with pencils will be helpful for smoother corrections. You can easily erase miscalculations, shapes, and angles with ease. Plus, you can always sharpen a pencil when it dulls instead of worrying about running out of ink.

**Scientific calculator**. Equations can be tricky. A good calculator can help simplify calculations. Scientific calculators are important for finding sin, cos, and tan keys. You can also find the square and square root quicker and with ease. Calculators will typically have keys for square and square root.

**4. Learn Geometry Terms and Vocabulary**

Okay, this might seem straightforward.

Learning **regular terms** will make it easier to understand the material.

Geometry introduces new math concepts.

Familiarize yourself with the vocabulary to give more **meaning and context** to your studies.

Consider even making **flashcards**. The more terms you know, the less you don’t.

They won’t catch you off guard in word problems or when used elsewhere.

The sooner you learn, the easier it gets.

You might notice more and more unfamiliar words start to pile up when studying geometry. Commit to learning the terms.

You will have one less thing to worry about.

**5. Draw Diagrams**

Students find that geometry is all about **shapes and formulas**.

*What’s great about shapes? *

You can draw them. **Drawing is also a visual way to learn**.

You learn the formulas, you know the shapes, but now it’s time to see it all in action.

*Remember those handy tools we talked about? *

It’s time to put the protractor, ruler, and compass to work.

Most diagrams have straight lines, angles, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines. You can find some examples at StoryboardThat to give you a headstart on drawing diagrams.

Draw with ease with your fresh set of tools.

**6. Practice**

*Repetition is a key factor in learning math. *Studying geometry is no different.

Practice problems throughout your textbook or even online.

And keep practicing. **Repetition** helps us learn and retain information quicker and more efficiently.

This tip will make new **concepts** stick.

And remember to use scratch paper.

**7. Teach Geometry to Others**

Teaching Maths is an excellent way to deepen your understanding of geometry.

You can teach what you learn to your parents, siblings, or even online discussion groups. **Consider joining (or forming) a study group. **

This is another way to apply what you learn, teach, and hear other perspectives.

You replicate knowledge by repeating **math geometry** concepts.

This allows our brain to process information differently than when we just consumed the material.

Explaining terms, writing out equations, and applying our knowledge not only helps others, but it also helps us.

**8. Master the Basics**

Basic rules are the foundation of all maths - geometry included. You can move on to complex concepts afterward.

Get familiar with **common** concepts in geometry such as:

- Points
- Planes
- Lines
- Angles
- Circles
- Polygons

For now, gain a solid understanding of basic math formulas and concepts in geometry.

**These will show back up throughout your learning. **

Math geometry concepts build on one another. So, if you learn the basics early on, you will find it easier to study geometry. It is a difficult subject for many students. Sometimes students who are good at maths may have a harder time grasping geometry.

If you are interested in mathematics, sooner or later you will have to meet with tests such as for example, SAT. The SAT has two math sections: a no-calculator section (20 questions) and a calculator section (38 questions).

Test-takers are to encounter geometry questions. Students may have problems with passing such tests and they must be approached with all responsibility. If you are interested in learning more about SAT you can read this Testive SAT review and choose an exam preparation program. Below we will try to give you some tips on how to prepare better for geometry tests.

**You are ready to start studying geometry with these new tips!**

Remember to gear up with your tools, pencil, and paper (and scientific calculator).

Drink plenty of water, and take breaks as needed. Stick to a routine that works for you.

Feeling stuck? Find a tutor to help you study today!

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