Sign up to get RITES Math Tips PDF in your inbox. Subscribe for Math Tips Why Do Some Students Have Difficulty Learning Math? Which subject do teens like least? You guessed it! According to Gallup, high school students say math is their #1 least favorite subject. And they’re not alone, Gallup also reports that “Although U.S. eighth-graders scored above the international average in the 2003 … [Read more...]

## Meet Our New Math Tutors

Need Help with Math? High school grades matter, and high school math skills are 50% of your SAT score. Get ahead and be prepared for your next test with one of our new math tutors. Meet Math Tutor John Simpson Many people struggle with math, or just plainly don’t like it; for others, it comes quite naturally. I’ve experienced both sides of this at different times in my life, giving me … [Read more...]

## Math tips and strategies from Linda Wiles, RITES’ New Math Expert

Before moving to Rhode Island, RITES' Math Tutor Linda Wiles taught middle school math in Arizona and Nebraska for over 16 years. In Arizona, she served as the math specialist for a K-8 school and was also the teacher-leader, designing professional conferences and assisting teachers by observing their lessons, discussing lesson design, and providing resources. In Nebraska, Linda was part of the … [Read more...]

## How to make the most of your scientific graphing calculator

Today’s graphing calculators can do way more than add or subtract. They can be a tool to aid in your math (and even science) classes. Here are six cool things to do with your scientific graphing calculator to up your academic game: Solve quadratic equations graphically Input the equation into the graphing feature of the calculator and find the intercepts graphically instead of using … [Read more...]

## Steps to Get SAT or ACT Accommodations

How to apply for accommodations for SAT or ACT If you have already had accommodations for tests in school, such as extended time or large-print text, you probably already know there is a specific process to get this type of accommodation for the SAT and ACT tests. If you are new to requesting accommodations, there are many pieces you need to know. Either way, it takes time to get approval for … [Read more...]

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