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Problem Solving | Ratios | Level 1

This is question 1 from Lesson 3 of my book The Scholarly Unicorn’s SAT Math Advanced Guide. Topic: Problem Solving Subtopic: Ratios Level: 1

Heart of Algebra | Solving Linear Equations | Level 2

This is question 6 from Lesson 1 of my book The Scholarly Unicorn’s SAT Math Advanced Guide. Topic: Heart of Algebra Subtopic: Solving Linear Equations Level: 3

How to Write the Best College Admissions Essay in 7 Quick Steps.

OK. So you are at that point in your College Application when you have to write the College Admissions Essay. Are you wondering what kind of essay will actually get you into the college of your Dreams? Are you quite confident how to go about the rest of your application but you’re not sure where…

Factorization (with Fortnite)

Imagine this scenario. So basically you’re playing Fortnite and your mom calls your name for dinner for like the third time. There are like three people left and you’ve told her for like the second or third time that you can’t pause your game. You see the fight between the other two guys and you…

solving literal equations

The key to solving this problem is to isolate the variable on one side and then solve.

Sports Figures in American History: LeBron’s Social Legacy

This article looks at history in the making as Lebron James confronts social injustice and inequality in America.

Spelling pattern 2: Doubling (or 1-1-1) pattern

Students with dyslexia often need explicit instruction in spelling and require repeated practice for mastery. Trained teachers/ therapists know to give ample practice opportunities in reading before introducing the spelling concept. The Doubling or 1-1-1 pattern is the second of five major spelling patterns. The Doubling or 1-1-1 pattern involves the addition of suffixes. A…

Spelling pattern 1: FLOSS (or FLoSZy)

Students with dyslexia often require explicit spelling instruction and much practice before mastery. Trained teachers/ therapists give students ample reading practice before introducing the spelling concept. The FLOSS rule is the first of five major spelling patterns in English. The FLOSS pattern: In a one-syllable base word with a short vowel that ends in /f/,…

Six syllable types

English words can generally be divided into six syllable types. Teaching children the six syllable types can be a powerful tool to help them tackle new, longer words with confidence. A syllable is a speech utterance characterized by one vowel sound. Below are the six syllable types with a brief description and examples. 1. Closed…

Phonological Awareness 1: Count the phonemes

According to the International Dyslexia Association, “dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin…. characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language…” For many students with dyslexia, it is difficult to…

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