Tonight kicks off the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London! With over 10,000 athletes competing from 204 different countries, there will be lots of tough competition to bring home a gold medal. A combination of skill, dedication, and physics will be necessary for the U.S. Women’s soccer team to stay in the competition. Yep, physics. […]
Tag Archives | Math and Science
Today marks the first day we can officially say, it’s summer! But before we head out to lay by the pool or swim in the ocean, we asked one of our Tutor.com Mentors, Jeremy B., to explain exactly what the summer solstice is and why that kicks off the first day of summer. Learn all […]
The majority of the million online tutoring sessions Tutor.com provides each year are in math and more specifically in algebra. Over the last decade, students take algebra earlier and earlier. Today, we find most middle school students are enrolled in pre-algebra or algebra classes. So we were interested in reviewing a new study from Harvard […]
What is or was your favorite class in school? Nine times out of ten algebra, physics or calculus isn’t the answer. For twenty five years the U.S. has been working to change that. In fact, April is Math Month. Back in 1986 President Ronald Reagan created Mathematics Awareness Week. The President wanted to acknowledge that while mathematics was increasingly important […]
Students who win science fairs should get as much fanfare as Superbowl players!
Can you use statistics to figure out the best plays?