You've all experienced the 30-minute test problem. How to tackle it?
With all due respect to essay questions, math, science and engineering students can't tip-toe their way around answers. Test questions are most often multiple choice or free response… and don't let the "free" fool you – there is only one correct answer.
Besides "That test sucked," the most common complaint I've heard exiting the myriad math-based tests I've taken over the years is, "You know that long problem at the end? I didn't even know where to start. SO unfair."
I think what's really unfair is that person's right to use the same language as the rest of us… but I digress.
Truth be told, it's safe to say we've all had our trying times with lengthy, intricate word problems w [ ... ]