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What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

If you’ve done well in your high school math classes or if you’re thinking of majoring in a STEM program, you may wish to take the Mathematics Level 1 SAT Subject Test. Taking one year of geometry and two years of algebra is recommended for this exam. Other things to know about the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test include what topics will be tested on the exam, the calculator policy, and prep strategies. When going into an SAT subject test, it is important to feel prepared. Keep reading to learn what to know about the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test. Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test 101 This test is offered in Augus ... Read More About What to Know About the Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Test

What to Know About High School Math

What to Know About High School Math

Entering high school is an exciting experience, but it can also be full of unknowns—especially in the math department. Balancing the difficulty of classes and the sometimes overwhelming aspects of high school life can quickly become a challenge. It also might be new for you to choose classes and to have to think about the future in a more tangible way. With that said, preparing yourself for your high school math classes can be key to success. Things to know about high school math include finding ways to understand your teachers’ expectations, thinking of how math plays into your future goals, and remembering that past math skills ... Read More About What to Know About High School Math

How to Help Math-Phobic Students This School Year

How to Help Math-Phobic Students This School Year

This post is part of our 2017 Back-to-School Series. Throughout the month of August, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for back-to-school advice, tips, and tricks for all ages. Did you spend countless evenings arguing with your student over his or her math homework last school year? Don’t worry—you’re not alone, and the good news is math class doesn’t have to be so painful this year. There are ways that you can help your child gain confidence in his or her math skills. For instance, you can help your math-phobic student this school year by understanding what’s causing the trouble, learning what the math expectations ... Read More About How to Help Math-Phobic Students This School Year

3 STEM Activities for Students this Summer

3 STEM Activities for Students this Summer

With summer vacation fast approaching, parents may wonder how to keep learning alive for their students over these months off from school. One great way to do this is to plan creative STEM activities for your students this summer—STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, subject areas that give students a multitude of room for creative activities to keep them engaged and excited about learning. [RELATED: Why Students Should Care About STEM] There are many STEM activities for students to enjoy during the summer, including building with Legos, experimenting with the water cycle, and illustrating how shadows work. See be ... Read More About 3 STEM Activities for Students this Summer

What to Know About Pi Day

What to Know About Pi Day

March 14 is a special day on the calendars of mathematicians, math teachers, and math students around the world. Why? It’s Pi Day! An important thing to know about Pi Day is that it’s recognized on 3/14—representing 3.14, the first three constants of the famous irrational number—every year. You don’t have to be a math fan to celebrate…but it certainly helps! Here’s what to know about Pi Day: History of Pi Day Physicist Larry Shaw of the San Francisco Exploratorium is responsible for celebrating the first-ever Pi Day in 1988 with his co-workers. Since then, Pi Day has turned into a national phenomen ... Read More About What to Know About Pi Day

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