Build Math Confidence  May 2019 Volume 120
 Resources for SAT Practice
Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
3 more days until I take the SAT for the first time in 3 years!  The  original inspiration in '09 was a Wall St Journal article called  I Took the SAT Again After 41 Years by a Mom whose teen dared her to take the SAT.  For practice, I have been using Khan Academy and the Official SAT book with 8 exams as well as other SATs that are out on the Internet.  
Twitter Poll on Giving Exams Back
If you are a teacher, do you give exams back?  Does your school/department have a policy?  If you are a parent or a student, how do you feel about this?  Please visit this  Google Form to share your thoughts and ideas.  Thanks so much!
Brainpickings by Maria Popova
For 12 years, Maria Popova has been writing the weekly Brain Pickings enewsletter that is based on timeliness and timelessness. It is " an inquiry into what it means to live a decent, substantive, rewarding life, and a record of my own becoming as a person - intellectually, creatively, spiritually - drawn from my extended marginalia on the search for meaning across literature, science, art, philosophy, and the various other tentacles of human thought and feeling."  Her book Figuring was released in February 2019 -- here is the New York Times review.
Brain Pickings on Facebook   Interview with Krista Pollitt
Brain Puzzler 

Let n = 2^2008 + 2008^2. What is the units (ones) digit of 2^n + n^2?

Answer to April Brain Puzzler:  444 + 44  + 4 + 4 + 4 = 500
Click here  for the solution to April's  Brain Puzzler
 
Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz
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