In This Post: Best Language for Young Children Best Language for Platforms They Already Know Best Language for Building Web Apps Best Language for Building Mobile Apps Easiest Language to Get Stuff Done So you’ve got a child, and you want to encourage their love of computers by getting them started in a programming language, but you don’t know which one to start with. Or maybe you are the “kid” reading this, a middle school kid, a college kid (or just a kid at heart), knowing that you are interested in learning to write code, but feeling overwhelmed by the choice of languages.
So you’ve been wondering what it takes to get into a top university as an engineering student. I wanted to know too, so I set out to answer this question by visiting hundreds of university websites and gathering data. I’ve compiled what I found into a searchable table that will let you estimate what the average SAT is for engineering students at the majority of schools that do not share this information.
There’s a new Magoosh discount code that will get you 50% off on their test prep courses. It applies to all of their ACT and SAT test prep classes. The code applies from Tuesday, July 24 at 10 AM EST through Monday, July 30th at 12 AM midnight, so you’ll want to act fast. Depending on how long of a term you buy with Magoosh, this can get you ready for the September and/or October test dates.
What Is the TI-Innovator Rover? When Texas Instruments announced this product last year, a programmable robot that can receive its programs from their TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire CX graphing calculators, my ears perked up. The TI-Innovator system, a series of programmable devices that interfaced with TI calculators had been intriguing, but the Rover is a robot on wheels, you might say a drone, created from many of the same devices as the earlier Innovator components.
Kaplan has announced their schedule for free ACT and SAT online review events for August, 2018. These events are essentially “samplers” to get a chance to try out their full-blown courses without any cost or obligation to the students attending. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, here’s my Kaplan ACT & SAT prep course review post. The upcoming free events include the following types: Seminars SAT/ACT Live Online Combo Practice Test Test Drive/Practice Test Sample Classes The schedule for the August events is as follows.
In this post: Best Calculator for the ACT | Best Calculator for the SAT Best Calculator for Calculus | Best Calculator on a Budget Best Touch Screen Calculator | Best Calculator for Middle School What are the Best Graphing Calculators? Here’s my list of the 6 best graphing calculators for school this 2018-19 school year: TI-Nspire CX TI-Nspire CX CAS TI-84 Plus CE Casio Prizm HP Prime TI-30 XS Multiview Based on their ease of use and features for learning in the classroom, and my experience using and teaching with these graphing calculators, these are my picks for the best graphing calculators of 2018-19.
What is Kaplan? Kaplan is the oldest name in test prep. They were founded in 1938 by Stanley Kaplan. In 2017, a staggering 350,000 students enrolled in Kaplan Test Prep courses. They are known for getting students ready for the biggest tests of their lives, and in the case of high school students, for getting them ready to be accepted to elite colleges. Why Choose Kaplan for ACT / SAT Prep?
UPDATE: It’s possible that the WYSE Academic Challenge may not be canceled after all. It appears that Eastern Illinois University may bail out the University of Illinois and take over the competition. Dear Academic Challenge Coaches, You have probably received the email from UIUC College of Engineering Associate Dean Jonathan Makela that UIUC is discontinuing the WYSE Academic Challenge. I am making an effort to for Eastern Illinois University take over operations of the competition starting with the 2019 competition.
University of Exter Professor Paul Ernest has a new book out, The Philosophy of Mathematics Education Today, which includes a chapter called, “The Ethics of Mathematics: Is Mathematics Harmful?” In it, he raises some compelling questions about mathematics education as it stands and its effects on students. Ernest is quick to acknowledge the good that comes from learning math both for the individual and society and spends quite a bit of time expanding on this idea.
Princeton Review online tutors can answer questions in real time right in the browser. What is Princeton Review? Princeton Review is a company specializing in college admission services, such as test prep classes, tutoring, online courses, and books. The were founded in 1981 by a new college grad who started teaching SAT prep to students in New York City. While they offer test prep for a variety of tests including graduate exams like the GRE, they are best known for preparing students for the ACT and SAT tests and their annual rankings of colleges.