Website // Quick One-Year Analysis

Can’t believe I’ve had this website up and running for a full year now! With the help of Google Analytics, I’ve been looking at plots of different traffic data and I thought I would share with you two that are most telling.

This first shows a plot of unique website users since last November, while the second shows unique downloads (mostly of the .pdfs of my Number Sense practice materials) during the same time period. (Note: I only have been keeping track of that information since mid-July — shout-out to my buddy Jerod for helping me out with that.)

Unique Users 2017

Unique Downloads 2017

As you can see, the exponential growth is pretty evident which validates what I’ve thought all along: students and teachers are thirsty for free practice material to help their students succeed in STEM-fields.

Anyway, I plan on helping out where I can in the coming years and have some exciting things I want to put together! Here’s to another fruitful year!

4 thoughts on “Website // Quick One-Year Analysis”

  1. Hi! I am a senior at Boerne High School, and I had a quick question about #49 on your Number Sense Exam 036, 8/17/2017. The question is : If x + y = −2 and xy = 5, then x^3 + y^3 = _____.

    After messing with (x+y)(x^2 – 2xy + y^2) = x^3 + y^3, I came up with the following general solution:

    x + y = a
    xy = b

    x^3 + y^3 = a(-3b + a^2)

    This seems to work fine, but I’m wondering if you would go about solving the problem the same way. As a side note, many thanks for your willingness to distribute free and relevant NS materials! It is greatly appreciated.

    1. Yep, that is how I would solve it // I would make similar relationships with x^4 + y^4; x^5+x^5; etc…

      The “formulas” stem from the binomial expansion of (x+y)^3, (x+y)^4, etc…, so that will help you derive them more easily.

      For example: (x+y)^3 = x^3+3x^2y+3xy^2+y^3 = x^3 + y^3 + 3xy(x+y)

      After that, it’s just a memorization exercise.

  2. Thank you so much Bryan for generously sharing your amazing math knowledge and number sense tips and tricks! They are super helpful!

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