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Back to School 2017


Dear Families of Cohen Math Prep (past and present): Here are some brief announcements for the upcoming school year. +Rewards for Referrals! Starting last year, we began giving our clients $25 gift...
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SHSAT Gets Makeover!


New SHSAT to be administered starting in Fall of 2017 Students who will be 8th graders for the 2017/18 school year will face a revised version of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)...
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“Five Thousand Percent”


Your enjoyment of this article will be enhanced if you take this 2-question survey before reading any further. While I am skeptical that you took my advice, I have no way of preventing you from...
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Jungle Gym Math?!


Believe it or not, the invention we fondly call the jungle gym (or monkey bars) was first devised by a father to teach his children 3D coordinate geometry. In its original incarnation, the jungle gym...
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Base-3 Math Card Trick!


To do this trick, you need to understand a little bit about the base-3 number system. Instead of in base-10 where we say how many 1’s, 1o’s, 100’s, etc. a number has, in base-3 we...
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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?


July 23, 2014: This New York Times article answers that question by pointing out that America’s schools stink at teaching math. The article mainly focuses on the differences in math education...
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We’re Hiring!


At Cohen Math Prep, we seek educators with both a mastery of content and a compassion and ability to connect with students on a personal level. If our educational philosophy resonates with you,...
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Rob Cohen says goodbye to NEST+m


After three years of teaching Technology to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at NEST+m, Rob Cohen is fully dedicating his time and energy to CohenMathPrep.com. Rob thanks the students, families, and...
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Website Launch!


Rob Cohen has been a math tutor and educator in New York City since 2006, and he is excited to announce the launch of Cohen Math Prep. In addition to providing parents and students with math...
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