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Math Tutorial Completing the Square

Math Tutorial: Completing the Square

This tutorial demonstrates how to rewrite a general quadratic equation into vertex from by completing the square. As a math tutor I find that many students struggle with this concept. The example provided below is a fairly basic problem that most grade 11 math students should be able to solve proficiently. Example: Find the vertex of the quadratic equation: y = 2x2 - 8x + 17 Group the first two te... Read More »

Invest on Education to Achieve Economic Growth: Ireland – A Model Worthy to Note

Invest on Education to Achieve Economic Growth: Ireland – A Model Worthy to Note

Two covers of the Economist newspaper, showing the speed and effect of the change. Two special reports on Ireland, the first in 1988, describing Ireland as the “Poorest of the rich”, the second in 1997, less than a decade later, showing the “The Celtic Tiger: Europe’s shining light” (from Wikipedia). The town of Leixlip, in County Kildare, is the birthplace of Guinness beer. But Guinness was yeste... Read More »

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