Download Your Test Before Taking Your Practice SAT Test Taking your practice SAT Test involves using a Real Practice Test. These are the real tests provided by the College Board. All other tests are only approximations of the types and difficulty levels of the questions found on a real SAT. You can download your first… Continue reading Taking Your Practice SAT Test

# Author: Martin

Martin McSweeney is a National Merit Finalist, Pomona College Graduate, and member of MENSA. He has worked at the Center for Talented Youth (Loyola Marymount University campus); Upward Bound (Harvey Mudd campus); various test prep companies; and Whittier High School. Now, Martin helps students of all abilities improve their relationship with math.

## Taking A Practice SAT For Motivated Students

Taking a Practice SAT: the following are instructions for students considering taking the SAT for college admissions. You might be here to determine whether to take the SAT or ACT, establish a baseline SAT score, or work on improving your SAT score. If any of these describe your situation, please read the following instructions. They… Continue reading Taking A Practice SAT For Motivated Students

## Taking A Practice ACT For Motivated Students

Taking a Practice ACT: the following are instructions for students considering taking the ACT for college admissions. You might be here to determine whether to take the ACT or SAT, establish a baseline ACT score, or work on improving your ACT score. If any of these describe your situation, please read the following instructions. They… Continue reading Taking A Practice ACT For Motivated Students

## Using Desmos: Free Online Graphing Calculator

In the following video, I’m showing how to graph a basic linear equation (y=2x-2). I walk you through entering in the linear equation, locating the x and y intercepts and zooming in and out. Next, I graph a quadratic (second-degree) equation (y=x^2-5). Using the keypad offered by Desmos, it takes only a minute to find… Continue reading Using Desmos: Free Online Graphing Calculator

## Free Online Math Resources

Links and descriptions of the best free online math resources: Wolfram Alpha: Wolfram Alpha allows you to solve most any math problem and even graphs the answer. With the free version, it will allow you to see 2 problems worked out step by step daily. Using the free version, you can have any number of… Continue reading Free Online Math Resources

## Change of Address: Moving Online

Dear Students and Their Parents: All tutoring is now online. Free 30-Minute Session to set up Online Tutoring For current students:? Happy to offer you a free 30-minute session in person. During this half-hour session, we can work on setting you up for online tutoring. This is a good option for when you are busy… Continue reading Change of Address: Moving Online

## TI Nspire CX CAS

The TI Nspire CX CAS is so powerful that it might not be allowed in your math class. So, before getting excited about its capabilities, please check with your instructor. If you can use it, definitely take the time to learn how to use it to solve algebraic equations, factor algebraic and rational expressions, and… Continue reading TI Nspire CX CAS

## TI 84 Graphing Calculator

The TI 84+ calculator is the best in the graphing series available. Though other calculators might have the same functionality at a lower price, there are other factors that make it the best in the field. Basically, the sheer popularity of the TI-84 makes it the best in terms of shared programs. Further, math textbooks… Continue reading TI 84 Graphing Calculator

## TI 36X Pro Calculator

The TI 36X Pro calculator is the best bang for your buck as a scientific calculator. Its top features: -Table for equations. This simplifies graphing and helps you find solutions, roots, and intercepts. -Polynomial Solver. Solves equations up to the third degree. No more having to solve the quadratic formula by hand. -Simplifying Radicals: See… Continue reading TI 36X Pro Calculator

## Best Calculators Available

The best calculators for High School and University Math Classes are made by Texas Instruments. Though there are a few out there that might have the same functionality or cost less, the TI family of calculators is the golden standard. In another blog post we will discuss each of these calculators in greater detail. For… Continue reading Best Calculators Available