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What SAT Score is Required for Engineering Majors?

Click here to check out Princeton Review’s new SAT FREEPASS: Get into a Top 100 school to earn back 100% of your course fee. 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.

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TI-Innovator Rover Review

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.

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Latest Kaplan ACT and SAT Free Events

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.

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Best Graphing Calculators 2018-19

In this post: Best Calculator for the ACT | Best Calculator for the SAT Best Calculator for Calculus | Best Cheap Graphing Calculator 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.

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Kaplan ACT / SAT Prep Reviews

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?

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University of Illinois Discontinues WYSE Academic Challenge

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.

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Mathematics and Ethics Education Should Go Hand in Hand

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.

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Princeton Review ACT / SAT Reviews

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.

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Is Engineering Still a Good Choice of Major?

Over the last few years, it feels like engineering has lost some of its mojo. The “E” in STEM just isn’t as sexy as it with the media as it used to be. There’s a narrative that says that thirty years ago, our best and brightest students were often going off to get degrees in engineering with dreams of working in Detroit; today, those same opportunities lie in Silicon Valley via degrees in computer science, statistics, or data science.

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TI-84 Plus CE Review

In this post: Software Changes | Battery Life | TI-84 Plus vs. TI-84 Plus CE TI-84 Plus CE on the ACT/SAT What Is the TI-84 Plus CE? The TI-84 CE Plus is the latest in a long line of TI-84 calculators, but with a better color screen, battery life, software, and a more compact size. It is the most widely adopted, widely trusted calculator by teachers in American classrooms. In this TI-84 Plus CE Review, I’ll explain why it made my list of the best graphing calculators for students.

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