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Challenge: Can you get all 4 across in under 15 minutes?

Four people come to a river in the night. There is a narrow bridge, but it can only hold two people at a time. They have one torch and, because it’s night, the torch has to be used when crossing the bridge. Person A can cross the bridge in one minute, B in two minutes, […]

ACT Writing Enhanced

Starting in September 2015, ACT will introduce a number of enhancements to the ACT writing test. Key differences between the former and the enhanced designs are outlined below. To download a writing scoring rubric to see what the new guidelines are. View a sample writing prompt to see a representative of the prompts that will be used […]

How Tutors Help Students Dominate Mathematics!

To much math can be a pretty intimidating en devour. Many people will loudly toss around the disclaimer “I’m not good at math” before performing mathematics in front of people. This disclaimer is used to prepare themselves for failure and to avoid feeling embarrassed in front of their peers. The complexity of math scares many people, […]

Less is More

This fascinating article by Clifton B. Parker of the Standford News sheds light on researcher Michael Franks examination of how children best learn and use words they hear. Mr. Frank surmises that the context for how children hear a word is more important than how often its heard. Here’s a brief section from this incredible […]

Math In An Attic?

Neil Sloane isn’t a well known name to the general public, but to math mathematicians all over the world he is considered to be one of the most influential mathematician of our time. The 75 year old Welshman worked for Bell Labs for some 40 years where he won numerous awards but the creation he […]

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips

AsapScience has put together this great video explaining not just the best way to study math, but how studying anything effects the human brain. No surprise the first tip is not to cram the night before! The human brain is one of the most unique computational devices to ever exist and AsapScience goes to great […]

Practice Makes Perfect- New Practice Tests!

Practice Makes Perfect, So Go Ahead and Try These Awesome Practice Tests The popular website CollegeReadiness.org has just put up some fantastic practice SAT and PSAT/NMSQT tests that we highly recommend taking. They’ve also provided an answer sheet so you can check your results right away. Practice makes perfect and Making The Grade, LLC can’t […]