Skype has help me along the way while studying geometry, this website specifally has helped me on the nights before a big math test. This video calling website fits with my curation project since it was one of the ways I did not fail Geometry since my friends helped me solve difficult problems during hour long calls. I used Skype very often throughout the year , mostly before math tests to study with my friends or when doing difficult homework assignments and/or projects. Although I used Skype for studying with friends the calls were filled with laughter and joking around which made the studying less stressful, so my friends were a huge part in how I survived in math class and since they helped me over these calls. I would think about the conversations we had during the call, while taking my math tests to remind me what they were reviewing with me or even teaching me. Also, because I would help my friends as well I remembered and memorized techniques to do better which benefitted both me and my peers. These calls helped me succeed in math since over text it is very hard to teach someone how to solve for x and on facetime which is a video calling feature on Iphones is difficult to use when a kid with an android is trying to help you figure out the formula to a rectangle.
Khan Academy has always been my backup plan to when I did not understand something my teacher had taught that day. This website fits with my project since without Khan Academy and its videos and tips I would have failed many math tests and quizzes. I would constantly go on this site to teach myself more about what my teacher taught, and if I was absent or not in math class I would ask my friends for the homework and then go to Khan Academy to teach myself the topic.This website really helped me throughout the year. Since September in the beginning of the school year I went on this website every school night to figure out how to do an assignment and even to learn how to do well on the Geometry regents. This website offers videos on every Geometry topic, which I took advantage of since its free and so much help. Without this site and its helpful features I would have done very poorly on tests since I am already very bad at math so without this extra help I would have been stuck on many problems and probably be on Skype with two or three friends trying to solve question 40 in a review packet. Khan I really think that Geometry would have been impossible without this site and many other things as well.
This was the one app I used consistently as I studied for geometry or when I was doing my math homework. Spotify helped me relieve stress and stay calm as I had to study incredibly hard topics for my math class. I made playlists specifically for when I do homework and one specifically for when I study for tests. Spotify fits with my project since I struggle to study without some music in the background. Because of the many different songs on Spotify, studying seemed less impossible for tests. I used Spotify so regularly I got Spotify Premium in November of the 2016-2017 school year because I was using it so frequently and I was getting sick of the ads in between my songs. Music played a huge part in how I did in math since I would play up to 50 songs while studying for a math test which helped me stay relaxed and enjoy the music but also focus on solving problems. To me, personally, music helps me stay calm during stressful situations so Spotify really helped me to succeed in math this school year. Because of math I get very nervous and stressed out to the point where I feel like a failure so music was one of the ways I de-stressed myself and music helped me stop panicking. I really feel like without music I would have done horribly in math since I would not have been able to calm down which means I wouldn’t have been able to focus, and in math the only way to learn something hard is to focus and learn the topic all the way through. This app has helped me so much this school year.
After a long day at school, coming home to watch a few episodes of my favorite shows on Netflix was a perfect way for me to relax and stop stressing about all the work I had to get done or the amount of math tests and quizzes I had to study for but if you're not careful, you can spend several hours binge watching a show. The only way I was able to stop thinking about math and school was Netflix, I spent all my free time studying and stressing so I decided I would would watch some shows or movies instead which is debatable on whether or not that is a good idea, but for me it was much needed. I actually watched so many shows and movies on this site that it is crazy and so horrible but I think it really helped me after school and after studying for a huge math tests, to help me forget for a little. I guess Netflix helped me escape from all the school stress, but mostly just the stress I got from Geometry since it's one of my worst subjects and has been since the third grade, for me math has never came easy and sometimes it stresses me out but Netflix really changed that. Weirdly, Netflix became a hobby and I would go on that site more than many since it helped calm my nerves before a big math test or after a long day of doing math problems in school. I even made a list of shows I finished and started throughout the school year that I started watched during breaks of studying for math tests and after doing math homework. Shows and movies I’ve Watched: The Office, One Tree Hill, Jane the Virgin, How I met your mother, Young and Hungry, That 70’s show, The Vampire Diaries, Friends, Grey's Anatomy, New Girl, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Fosters, Riverdale, Shameless, Parks and Recreation, The Flash, Charlie St Cloud, Criminal Minds, and Grease And I would recommend each and every show and movie since these all helped me escape reality for a while and just appreciate life and technology. I would really recommend watching The Office because it is a documentary show and it is very easy to follow and in my opinion, so funny, it was one of the shows that keep me entertained and laughing the entire time which helped me stop thinking about math tests and grade that I would be getting soon.