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AP Computer Science A vs. AP Computer Science Principles: Which Should You Take

MARCH 2, 2017, 9:39 AM General Description If you’re looking for a way to challenge yourself academically, enrolling in AP classes is a great place to start. Not only can you gain college credit at a dramatically reduced price, you can also take your comprehension and analysis skills to the test. Naturally, as you approach high school graduation, you’ll begin to mull over what your next steps in life will be—towards a particular vocation or towards higher education. Enrolling in AP courses lets you discover inner passions that can leadRead More

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Colleges Requiring All SAT Scores Sent: Complete List

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jun 19, 2015 8:28:38 PM SAT LOGISTICS, SAT STRATEGIES     You can’t hide your rotten SAT scores from these schools. Are you putting together your college application list? One factor you may not have considered is which schools require you to send your entire SAT testing record. Especially if you have some less-than-stellar scores, you might avoid, or at least think carefully, before applying to these schools. We have a complete list of which schools require your complete SAT testing record. Read on for theRead More

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看美国如何选拔“尖子生”:注重讨论 培养主动性

2017-06-20 06:32:30 来源: 人民日报海外版 中国高考刚刚结束,等待结果的许多考生和家长感觉应试教育压力很大,因而羡慕美国学生的轻松惬意。其实,美国学生也要高考,只不过分数不是......

2017 高考-巩高峰《一种美味》阅读答案

来源:海博学习网 www.exam58.com     一种美味 巩高峰 他清晰地记得,六岁那年夏天的那个傍晚,当他把一条巴掌大的草鱼捧到母亲面前时,母亲眼里第一次出现了一种陌生的光。他甚至觉得......

灣區SAT分數最高的十大高中排名

灣區哪些高中的SAT大學入學試平均分數最高?目前SAT考試滿分是1,600分。San Francisco Business Times根據Niche網站提供的數據所做的報導顯示,SAT成績最好的......

清华回应”降低国际生录取门槛”质疑: 门槛会更高

2017-02-17 22:14:30 来源: 人民日报(北京) 这两天,清华大学本科国际学生招生实行“申请-审核”制一事引发各方关注。清华大学今日对人民日报客户端独家回应,为什么要实行申请-审......

from AMC10 to USAMO

Q. #6. What are the tests that lead to the United States of America Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO)? A. The AMC 8 is a standalone contest with benefits of its own (listed in the AMC 8 section of the FAQ). The path to the USAMO and USAJMO begins with either the AMC 10 or AMC 12. Approximately the top 2.5% of AMC 10 students and top 5% of AMC 12 students qualify to take the American Invitation Mathematics Examination (AIME). Students with approximately the top 270 10*AIMERead More

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2017 AMC 10B

2017 AMC 10B Problem 1 Mary thought of a positive two-digit number. She multiplied it by  and added . Then she switched the digits of the result, obtaining a number between  and , inclusive. What was Mary’s number? Problem 2 Sofia ran  laps around the -meter track at her school. For each lap, she ran the first  meters at an average speed of  meters per second and the remaining  meters at an average speed of  meters per second. How much time did Sofia take running the  laps? Problem 3 RealRead More

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2017 AMC 10B solution

2017 AMC 10B solution Problem 1 Mary thought of a positive two-digit number. She multiplied it by  and added . Then she switched the digits of the result, obtaining a number between  and , inclusive. What was Mary’s number? Solution 1 We try out each answer choice. Multiplying  by , adding , and reversing the digits yields . Therefore the answer is . Solution 2 Working backwards, we reverse the digits of each number from ~ and subtract  from each, so we haveThe only numbers from this list that are divisibleRead More

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AMC 10A 2016

1 What is the value of ? 2 For what value of  does ? 3 For every dollar Ben spent on bagels, David spent  cents less. Ben paid  more than David. How much did they spend in the bagel store together? 4 The remainder can be defined for all real numbers  and  with  by where  denotes the greatest integer less than or equal to . What is the value of ? 5 A rectangular box has integer side lengths in the ratio . Which of the following could be theRead More

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AMC 10B 2016

February 17th 1 What is the value of  when ? 2 If , what is ? 3 Let . What is the value of ? 4 Zoey read  books, one at a time. The first book took her  day to read, the second book took her  days to read, the third book took her  days to read, and so on, with each book taking her  more day to read than the previous book. Zoey finished the first book on a monday, and the second on a Wednesday. On what dayRead More

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2017 AMC 10A SOLUTION

Problem 1 What is the value of ? Solution 1 Notice this is the term  in a recursive sequence, defined recursively as  Thus: Solution 2 Starting to compute the inner expressions, we see the results are . This is always  less than a power of . The only admissible answer choice by this rule is thus . Solution 3 Working our way from the innermost parenthesis outwards and directly computing, we have . Solution 4 If you distribute this you get a sum of the powers of . The largestRead More

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99%的中国家长没想到:真实美国中学什么样

2015年11月03日12:02   教育专栏作者:京城教育圈      (作者/唐闻佳)美国记者爱德华·休姆斯,曾获最高新闻奖“普利策奖”。他曾花了一学年时间,在加州一所公立高中惠特尼高中“蹲......

美國教育培訓市場:你需要知道的真相和格局

 2016-02-23 11:28:13 from read01 【文章摘要】教育培训行业一直以来都有一种共识:产品技术学美以,商业模式看日韩。 作为全世界的创新中心,美国和以色列确实在教育产品......

2017 AMC 10A

Problem 1 What is the value of ? Problem 2 Pablo buys popsicles for his friends. The store sells single popsicles for  each, 3-popsicle boxes for  each, and -popsicle boxes for . What is the greatest number of popsicles that Pablo can buy with ? Problem 3 Tamara has three rows of two 6-feet by 2-feet flower beds in her garden. The beds are separated and also surrounded by 1-foot-wide walkways, as shown on the diagram. What is the total area of the walkways, in square feet? Problem 4 MiaRead More

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A father’s pressing question: How many AP courses are enough

By Jay Mathews March 15, 2015  Last year, I wrote a piece entitled “Why we wrongly freak out over AP.” Three to five Advanced Placement courses in high school would satisfy most selective colleges, I said: “Taking six, seven, eight or 20 AP courses will almost never make you more attractive to those colleges that reject more students than they accept.” One Fairfax County father, though, told me his sophomore daughter wanted to go to the University of Virginia, but to do that, someone in authority at her high school said thatRead More

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How Many AP Classes Do You Need for Ivy League Schools

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Oct 18, 2015 6:00:00 PM COURSEWORK/GPA   At many high schools, AP courses are the toughest classes you can take. Extremely competitive colleges are looking for students who are willing to challenge themselves, so they’re more likely to admit students who have taken at least a few APs. In this article, I’ll go over how many AP classes Ivy League schools expect you to take and how these expectations can change based on the conditions at your high school.   How Many AP Courses Do IvyRead More

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How Can You Best Prepare for Harvard

We hope you will read our thoughts about choosing high school courses that will provide a strong base for a liberal arts education. But in summary, we recommend: The study of English for four years: close and extensive reading of the classics of the world’s literature Four years of a single foreign language The study of history for at least two, and preferably three years: American history, European history, and one additional advanced history course The study of mathematics for four years, including the particular topics described The study ofRead More

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Taking AP Exams On Your Own

Sally Rubenstone Preparing for College Question: Can I take Advanced Placement exams even if my school doesn’t offer the appropriate classes? My counselor says he cannot order these tests for me. AP testing IS available to students whose schools don’t offer the tests or for those who are home-schooled. Go to the College Board AP registration-information site at:http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/reg.html . You will see this information there: If you are a home-schooled student or attend a school that does not offer AP, you can still take the exams by arranging to testRead More

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Exactly How Many AP Classes Should You Take

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)     If you’re an advanced student aiming for top colleges, or a student who wants to save on tuition by getting college credit in high school, taking Advanced Placement classes is a great option. However, you might be wondering, “just how many AP classes should I take?” You can save a lot of money and make your transcript pretty impressive with lots of AP classes. However, if you overdo it, you could actually hurt your GPA andRead More

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