## Math: solving percents with cross-multiplication

As a math tutor, you encounter this topic often – especially with students in vocational training. Many ways exist to tackle percents.  However, the advantage of the cross multiplication method is its usefulness in virtually any situation involving them. If

## French: practical hints for typing accents

When you tutor French, a student might ask how to produce the accents on an English keyboard.  Here are a couple of options: On a Microsoft product, every French accent has its own Alt+(4 digit code).  For instance, this ç

## Math: What is a “perfect number?”

While enjoying this surprisingly fine summer, the math tutor recalls a definition. When I was a kid, I read in one of my math texts (it might have been grade six) that a “perfect number” is one whose factors (except itself, of

## Math: What is a Radian?

When you tutor math, you explain radians every semester to your grade 12 students. Most people begin measuring angles in degrees.  However, you can also measure an angle in radians.  1 rad≈57.3°. While degrees come from (I am told) Babylonia,

## Practical math: Some easy conversions from metric to imperial

As a math tutor, you realize that conversions from metric to imperial are part of the grade 10 curriculum.  Let’s talk about a few that don’t need a calculator. Even though the (Canadian) high school student grows up in a

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