Students express geometry frustrations
This rather large number is made up of varying opinions, with some people saying that algebra is harder than geometry and others saying the opposite. However, Sunrise seems to have escaped this world wide disagreement based on the opinions of four students.
Freshman Kaylee Savoia, freshman Josh Agular, junior Aleeca Abalos and senior Spencer Aidukaitis shared their thoughts on the subject.
Abalos said she finds geometry to be harder than algebra.
“The proofs in geometry are what really got me, and there were a lot of formulas,” Abalos said. “[But in algebra] there are a lot of rules to help you and there’s only one answer.”
Aidukaitis agreed with her. He explained that the main problem with geometry is “remembering a million little rules that you have to know in order to solve the problem.”
“Geometry [is harder because] there’s more formulas you have to remember,” Aidukaitis said. “The problems can get really big and you have to remember exactly how to do them. Algebra just came to me easier.”
While Agular has not yet taken geometry, he thinks it will be more challenging than algebra, too.
“It’s a higher level math and I’m already not very strong in the subject,” Agular said.
Savoia added to the opinion that geometry is harder than algebra with a text she sent.
“I would have to say that geometry is definitely not my favorite class,” Savoia said. “I often get confused and frustrated when learning a new lesson. I think that geometry is something you really have to work at if you want to do well in it.”