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, but with a tutor this fear can be all but eliminated. This article over at NPR gives an in-depth but quick look at the symbiotic relationship tutors have with their students. Students with tutors do better in math class because not only do they get the one on one help they need, but their anxieties about math have been reduced if not eliminated. Tutors inject their students with the confidence needed to tackle any math problem from any number of different approaches. They find their students strengths and teach them utilize these strengths to excel not just in math, but all aspects of academia and life as well. This article is a great read and one we can’t recommend enough! Be sure to visit Study Tips & Strategies for more useful articles.
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 is most famous for is his Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. Mr. Sloane spends a considerable amount of his time organizing numbers into sequences and is the leading expert in his field. This interesting article over at Wired.com goes into depth of his work and his history with the exciting field of mathematics.
An infinite amount of chocolate from only one candy bar? What chocolate wizardy is this? Well math of course. Our friends over at VSauce take a look at the Banach-Tarski Paradox which is a mathematical theorem that you can split any item into 5 separate pieces, and rearrange those 5 pieces into two of what you originally start of. They take a mathematical and philosophical look at what infinity could actually mean and how the Banch-Tarski Paradox plays with the foundations of this theorem. Can infinite chocolate be possible? Watch their video to find out! Be sure to check out our Math Tutoring page for more information on how you can excel in mathematics!