Common Algebra Question...What's the domain and the range? ANSWER: Pretend a function is a math

Hello Math Students! Have you ever asked something like this? "What is the domain and the range of a function?" As a math tutor I see students wrestle with this question all the time. Ironically, even many struggling students can answer quickly. They respond: "The domain is the x and the range is the y." It's not a bad response. But let's look a little deeper. And let's use an analogy. In a "mathy" definition, the domain is said to be the set of inputs (usually x-values) that

Afraid of your upcoming Pre-Calc class? Here’s a few tips to relieve the stress!

After finishing their senior calculus class, many math students often report that, out of all their high school math courses, pre-calc was toughest. The reasons they usually cite include: It jumps around too much from one random topic to another Too many weird abstract variables, symbols and equations Doing matrices by hand is a nightmare! Log problems!! Conics!!! Others… Here are three tips that will hopefully help you (mentally) prep for the course. 1. Get comfy with being