New math app – good or bad?

Ryan vs. Math: using photomath – is it a good idea or bad?


Recently in class, a few friends have been showing me a cool new app. It’s called photomath and it does exactly what you’d expect. You take a photo, it does the math for you! Continue reading “New math app – good or bad?”

Get familiar with this essential resource

Ryan vs. Math: If you are going to study with only one resource, use Khan Academy

Thousands of websites exist dedicated exclusively to helping you study and prep for the SAT, but few compare to Khan Academy.


When studying for the SAT, there was always an open tab on my computer. Even after the SAT, I would browse through the unbelievably varied subjects on Khan from programming to entrepreneurship! The fact that is is all free is just icing on the cake.

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My SAT study schedule

Ryan vs. Math: How to create a study schedule that really works.

It’s no secret that organised people tend to do better in exams (and in life) and the SAT is no exception. Very few people (if any) would be able to walk into the SATs without having studied, and I’d hazard a guess that everyone who scores above 1400 will have prepared months in advance for it. I have always loved math so it is no surprise that I started looking at the SAT 7/8 months in advance – not because I was worried, but because I was excited to take it and wanted to see how the college board assessed students in terms of mathematics. Continue reading “My SAT study schedule”