## Best online summer math program for middle school students

Middle school is a tumultuous time for all students—everything from social interactions, to schedules, to school subjects become more complex in grades 6, 7 and 8. Math especially can be a pain point since concepts transition from concrete ideas in elementary school to more abstract concepts in middle school math. It’s important to set your … Continue reading Best online summer math program for middle school students

## The Quadratic Formula

The quadratic formula is one of, if not, the first “big” formulas introduced in algebra. It looks pretty daunting: Many students have get a lot of anxiety when they see this. However, it is a powerful analytical tool that helps us find the roots, or zeros, of a quadratic function. These are the points where … Continue reading The Quadratic Formula

## The 5 Most Common Algebra Mistakes, and How to Never Make Them Again

Students make the same algebra mistakes over and over again. As math tutors, we correct these mistakes constantly. Here is a list of the top 5 most common algebra mistakes and how to fix them forever. An algebra student who studies these common errors will benefit greatly. Algebra Mistake #1 Not dividing the entire side … Continue reading The 5 Most Common Algebra Mistakes, and How to Never Make Them Again

## The Natural Logarithm and its Rules

The rules for Natural logarithm Are the rules for natural log the same as logarithms of other bases? Yes, all logarithms follow the same rules regardless of base. Those are: \begin{equation} ln(ab)=ln(a)+ln(b) \end{equation} \begin{equation} ln(\frac{a}{b})=ln(a)-ln(b) \end{equation} \begin{equation} ln(b^c)=c ln(b) \end{equation} \begin{equation} ln(a)=\frac{log_b(a)}{log_b(e)} \end{equation} The natural logarithm is simply the logarithm of base e. In other … Continue reading The Natural Logarithm and its Rules

## Solving Functional Equations for Math Competitions

Simple problems like these are a great way for you and your math tutor to test your understanding of elementary algebra.