### How Does Summer Vacation Affect a Child's Math Skills?

Some studies suggest that children who get a three-month summer vacation, as is traditional in the United States, lose as much as a month of progress in math skills over their summer vacation. This loss of learning is particularly noticeable among lower-income students, even though they perform equally to their peers during the school year.

### In Mathematics, what are Parameters?

Parameters are a special type of mathematical variable. A parametric equation contains one or more parametric variables that have multiple possible values. The value of each parameter is held constant when the function is used. In the statistical branches of mathematics, a parameter is an estimated numerical value for a population characteristic.

### What Are the Different Types of Tutor Qualifications?

Tutor qualifications may include an undergraduate degree, a teaching credential or a person may simply work as a private tutor after demonstrating proficiency in a particular subject. While possessing professional qualifications is often necessary for a person to become a tutor in certain settings, precise qualifications vary according to the tutoring job being offered.

### What is a Math Refresher?

A math refresher is an informal term that applies to a situation where a student may need remedial math work. Often, the student may take advantage of such courses during the course of a normal school day as an elective, and receive some credit for it.

### What is Trigonometry?

Trigonometry is a specialist branch of geometry that deals with the study of triangles. It is sometimes informally referred to as "trig." In trigonometry, mathematicians study the relationships between the sides and angles of triangles. Right triangles, which are triangles with one angle of 90 degrees, are a key area of study in this area of mathematics.

### What is the SAT Exam?

The SAT exam is a standardized test used in the United States for college admissions. It was originally developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a nonprofit organization. Presently, ETS still administers the test, but the SAT exam is published and owned by another non-profit organization - the College Board.