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September 12th, 2014, 04:34 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2014 From: Brazil Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  How do I get good at geometry?
I'd like to know what strategies you guys use to study geometry? I have serious problems with this :L And how u study in general? Somebody can give me some tips? 
September 12th, 2014, 08:32 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 12,112 Thanks: 799  
September 12th, 2014, 10:31 PM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: North America, 42nd parallel Posts: 3,372 Thanks: 233 
Agree with Denis. You could also read about history , it may motivate you to get a genuine desire to learn the subject. Burton's 'History of Mathematics' is a great book for beginners , with worked out examples and exercises at the end of each chapter. Get the study guide and solutions manual also. 
September 13th, 2014, 09:16 AM  #4 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2014 From: Brazil Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 
this is quite stupid but how do i practice? just solving problems?

September 13th, 2014, 09:25 AM  #5 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,274 Thanks: 2435 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra 
You can study theorems and then work on problems. I find that Geometry is as much about the theorems you know as it is about actually applying them. But that's perhaps because I've never been any good at it. Places like ProofWiki are easily accessible resources for erm... proofs. 
September 14th, 2014, 11:55 AM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2012 From: British Columbia, Canada Posts: 764 Thanks: 53 
The Cartesian coordinate system pretty much unifies geometry and elementary algebra, so if you're good at algebra, you can make any geometry problem easier.


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