# You will improve “AutoMagically”

Yes, this is a word with a long history. As the word suggests, “automagically” is (according to Wikipedia) a blend of the automatic and the magical. Dictionary.com notes that:* *

*“This term is quite old, going back at least to the mid-70s in jargon and probably much earlier. The word `automagic’ occurred in advertising (for a shirt-ironing gadget) as far back as the late 1940s.”*

Take charge of your life! Let the Magic do its work! Improve your basic math skills!

# Remedial tutoring – Ontario high school math

## Remedial High School Math Tutor(s) and Tutoring (Downtown Toronto)

**Remedial High School Math – Basic Skills**

Are you having trouble with high school math? It’s quite possible that you have “great potential” but are lacking some basic background skills. This lack of skills can manifest itself in the following ways:

– you can’t progress, because you are missing a step

– you feel as though you have “one hand tied behind your back” as you try to move forward in learning new math topics

– your teacher seems to assume that you are competent in certain skills, but you are not.

Math should not be treated like any high school subject. It is an important tool for learning other subjects: science, finance, etc. Continue reading

# America’s math problem

# Test Prep News: LSAT requirement to be retained

ABA votes to retain requirement of “valid and reliable admissions test” (usually #LSAT ) americanbar.org/content/dam/ab… to accredit #lawschools

— LSAT PREParation (@LSATPreparation) March 21, 2013

Although the LSAT does not include math, we have noted that math students tend to to score higher on the LSAT. The Logic Games section on the LSAT is conceptually similar to the skills taught in math courses.

In 2011 the American Bar Association considered whether the LSAT should be required. There was some suggestion that the GRE could be used as a substitute for the LSAT.

The speculation recently came to an end. It appears that the status quo has been retained. For the moment either the LSAT or another valid admissions test is required for law school admissions.

Toronto LSAT courses are available in varying durations and formats.

# Test Prep News: Change coming to SAT Reasoning Test

Change is coming to the #SAT satreasoningprep.com/2013/03/change… fb.me/1MAmLFDid

— SAT Reasoning Prep (@SATPrep) March 22, 2013

Those applying to U.S. colleges and universities know that the SAT includes a heavy math component. The math tested on the SAT includes a number of different formats and concepts.

SAT math tutoring and SAT prep classes are readily available in Toronto.

In any case, change is on the horizon. What the new SAT will look like is anybody’s guess.

# Study math! Score higher on LSAT GMAT and GRE

Those who are considering law school, an MBA or graduate school will be required to take one or more of the LSAT, GMAT or GRE. You can wait until test time to prepare or you can study math along the way. Although math is not on the LSAT in the sense of being tested directly, is is on the GMAT, GRE and SAT (for those attending U.S. colleges).

Those who study math are more likely to achieve higher #LSAT #GMAT and #GRE test scores masteringthelsat.com/2011/08/pre-ls…

— Math Magic (@MathMagic) March 15, 2013

Just one more of the many benefits of studying math!

# Shortage of good math teachers in the UK

Shortage of math teachers in the UK – and a shortage of good math teachers around the world! education.gov.uk/get-into-teach…

— Math Magic (@MathMagic) March 3, 2013

# Is there math on the LSAT?

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Strictly speaking there is no math on the LSAT. But, those who do well in math will do well on the LSAT. LSAT Logic games tests many of the skills that are important for doing well in math. The LSAT does require you to perform basic deductive reasoning which is at the heart of math. Maybe a good math review would be good “mind training” for the LSAT. Interestingly, the PATI (test for Toronto Police Force) contains both math and syllogisms questions. The analytical reasoning Peel Police Test, like LSAT Logic Games, tests deductive reasoning.

# Is there math on the LSAT?

https://twitter.com/MathMagic/status/254552089471102976

Strictly speaking there is no math on the LSAT. But, those who do well in math will do well on the LSAT. LSAT Logic games tests many of the skills that are important for doing well in math. The LSAT does require you to perform basic deductive reasoning which is at the heart of math. Maybe a good math review would be good “mind training” for the LSAT. Interestingly, the PATI (test for Toronto Police Force) contains both math and syllogisms questions. The analytical reasoning Peel Police Test, like LSAT Logic Games, tests deductive reasoning.

# Math Matters – Students to get help now!

Interesting article by Louise Brown.

# Growing number of Ontario college students need help in grade school math, study finds

May 19, 2012

Education Reporter

Thousands of first-year students at Ontario community colleges are taking catch-up courses in basic math skills — fractions, decimals, percentages — that they should have learned in grades 6, 7 and 8, according to an alarming new study. Continue reading

# Why Alex can’t add (or subtract, multiply or divide)

From Thursday’s Globe and Mail

##### Published

A parent I know went to an information session about math at his kid’s school. After listening to the visiting curriculum expert explain how important it was for students to “understand” the concepts, he asked: “So, how important is it for them to learn the times tables?” The expert hemmed and hawed and wouldn’t give an answer. Continue reading