A local parent is inching closer to understanding geometry again after a full year of remote learning with her kids, following 30 years of never using geometry.

Linda Bosman hadn’t once used geometry in her everyday adult life, but has since had to reacquaint herself with it to help her son with his homework. So far, after a full calendar year, both of them are almost getting the hang of it.

“I hadn’t heard the word ‘trapezoid’ since the early 90s,” Bosman said. “I’m still not totally sure what it is or why it’s important, but we’re getting there. I’m really not sure if i’m going to need to remember any of this stuff again either, but I think we’ll be good the rest of the semester.”

Bosman – and other parents on her block – also remarked that they now again understand how to diagram sentences, how ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ ends and what to do in a fire drill.