I've noticed that a lot of students think that when there is just x in an expression with no coefficient, it is automatically equal to 1. Have you noticed or thought this before?
Sometimes we don't realize how much knowing the origin or background of a word (etymology) will impact our basic understanding of what we are actually saying and doing. Let's look at the breakdown of the word Algebra.
Algebra is one of the most complex subjects of study. It is also the basis for many more difficult levels of study, like engineering, physics, business and even culinary arts. As a math tutor of mainly Algebra students, I have learned that most students have not mastered specific basics of Pre-Algebra and therefore are left stuck on more complex Algebra problems. Always remember that math builds on itself, so what you learn in the past will be used for learning something on the next level.
As a college student, there may be weekends during the semester when you want to go home and spend time with family and friends, maybe for a special occasion, holiday, family event or just because.
Here are five (5) helpful tips to keep you focused during some of the most distracting times. I've also created a Holiday Break Study Planner to organize and prioritize your tasks.
The beginning of each semester is a special and precious time, because in just a few days your world will be turned upside down. Your schedule will be hijacked and your normal habits of eat, sleep and exercise will be threatened.
You will make it out alive! I promise. To help you in your victory, here are 9 tips to help you along your journey of passing all your classes this semester.