Mobile App helps OpenStudy connect students, professors, and learning enthusiasts on the go.
Palo Alto, CA — April 15, 2014 — OpenStudy, the world’s largest “studying” network on the Internet with over 10 million users worldwide and a motto of “Give Help. Get Help” today launched an iOS mobile app. Users can now access OpenStudy from their mobile phones and tablets to ask questions, get answers and help someone. “We know about 15% of our users prefer to use OpenStudy from their mobile devices,” CEO Preetha Ram stated. “Released just in time for the exam season, the OpenStudy iOS app will enable students and professors to offer and seek help from any location, at any time.”
With over 7 million page views a month, and registered users spending over 4 hours a day, OpenStudy boasts an extremely dedicated user base. The social network’s primary demographic, high school and college students, post thousands of questions a day, grouped into subjects such as “Chemistry”, “Computer Science”, and “English.” Speedy responses to questions are powered by students, professors, and other education enthusiasts lingering around to dole out wisdom and receive medals for their answers.
Often times, students in desperate need of help will find the explanation they need and then help other students out with similar questions. This student then becomes part of the everexpanding army of tutors, ready to step in where the students, textbook and teacher have failed. With these students now able to browse OpenStudy’s questions and engage in backandforth conversations around the clock on their iOS devices, we expect OpenStudy’s average response time to skyrocket.
OpenStudy is a Palo Alto startup funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Learn Capital. In addition to providing students access to gradesaving answers, OpenStudy serves as a social community and safety net for students who either lack access to information or have become disengaged from their classes in school. OpenStudy’s design as both a MMO and a homework help site have created an environment that can succeed where schools fail.
“EducationFocused Startup OpenStudy is a platform for ‘massively multiplayer study groups’.” ~TechCrunch
-Written by Nikhil Ram, Long time OpenStudier, Writer, Gamification Expert, Social Media Consultant.
She’s confident! She thinks on her feet! And gives great presentations! Now an Ambassador on OpenStudy, here is Jamierox4ev3r‘s impromptu post on OpenStudy. We loved it! If you have a story to tell, email us at email@example.com.
” I remember the first time I joined OpenStudy. I didn’t understand a concept, and the answers I found on other sites didn’t make sense to me. I remember asking for help. A user walked me step by step through the problem AND made sure that I understood everything they said. This was when I began to develop a real interest in mathematics.
I then found I could help others, just as that user helped me. Now, I have learned how to become a better teacher and present myself more confidently. This has helped me both on and off the site. For example, earlier this month, I had a competitive violin audition and a huge academic presentation. The skills I learned on OpenStudy helped me to succeed in these situations.
I recall my audition so well! When performing for the judges, I just thought of myself giving a music presentation to a user. I imagined myself showing them that I knew what I was doing. The key, I learned, was to perform in a way that showed confidence. Sure enough, I found that I had been accepted to the AZ All-State orchestra (special thanks to @beccaboo333 for that congratulatory post!).
There was another stressful situation when I had to give a 10 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute question-answer session in front of my parents and teachers. It was a huge part of my grade, so I felt enormously pressured. Before, this situation would have been absolutely nerve-wracking. However, after helping so many people on OpenStudy on so many different subjects, I have become better at presenting confidently at school. Not only is it easier for me to analyze documents, I can also explain them clearly so that people will understand. My trick was to think of my teachers and peers as “OpenStudiers,” and I could be completely chill. I totally nailed my spoken lecture. It was the best presentation I have EVER given! The question-answer session was a breeze. Answering OpenStudy questions helped me to become better at thinking on my feet, a skill that is increasingly important to me.
Before OpenStudy, I worked for hours and hours to memorize a script. My presentation grades were blah! Average. During Q & A, I would think furiously before answering; thinking on my feet was a struggle. In my violin/piano auditions, I had very little confidence. “Sight-reading” (in which you see a piece of music for the first time and are expected to play it flawlessly) was practically impossible. Now, I have the confidence I need to explain concepts and perform to the best of my ability, Honestly, I believe the credit goes to OpenStudy and all the people that have helped me in the past.
For me, OpenStudy is all about the people. Whether you are the users who answer questions, ask questions, ask and answer questions, serve the community, enforce the rules, or contribute, I appreciate all of you. Many of you have become close friends of mine, and I’m always making more. Shoutout to @linda3, my new best friend forever! :3. To Emmy Y (+ao and -i ), congratulations, your improvement is totally visible, significant, and personally inspiring. Also, as for the moderators, I think of you as the community elders. Some are serious, some are funny, but all are wise; to me, this is important. They are great teachers, with lots of insight for the OpenStudy community. I appreciate all that they do for this site; they show incredible dedication, and it’s totally safe to say that all moderators are role models to me.
I must end now, duty calls! Thank you all to the people I have gotten to know (you know who you are), and I look forward to meeting even more of you. ”
-By Jamie, a high achieving student at Arizona School for Arts
-Edited by: OpenStudy Global Intern, MSMR
As you know we have been working on making the OpenStudy Ambassador program stronger for you. First we constituted an Ambassador Task Force: E.McCormick (Chair), Blues, Hartn, Thomaster, and Kayne! These wonderful OpenStudiers will also serve as the Ambassador Mentors for this cohort. New Ambassadors and Ambassador wannabes: you are welcome to reach out to them and discuss the program.
We asked you to fill out a form, tell us a little about yourselves and we looked at your history on OpenStudy. There were a lot of folks who applied and we decided to include 20 in this cohort. The others are welcome to talk to the TaskForce and try in the next round which will be in three months: June. (Read the previous blog)
Folks, we are delighted to announce the new cohort of OpenStudy Ambassadors! Drumroll!
Of these, we are sorry to note that dobby1, SmokeysTheName and TheJax are still not confirmed. Since they have not sent in their materials or responded to our emails, we have to conclude that we are not able to communicate with them or they have changed their minds.
The new As will be awarded sometime this weekend!
Join us in congratulating this fine team!
OpenStudy is delighted to offer a really smart puzzle to challenge really smart OpenStudiers! Take the iQube challenge!
Guest blog by Dr. Nicolas Mayoraz, creator of iQube puzzle.
By Nicolas Mayoraz
I have always been fascinated by puzzles of all kinds. I love that moment when “this seems impossible” transitions into “Wow! I think I got it”.
Very young, I remember cherishing a sliding tile game of 31 white and red tiles with golden engraved numbers locked in a 4 by 8 black frame. I was playing it so much that the plastic tiles were getting harder to move around, until my father had the great idea to grease the toy. It surely did a marvel to the gliding of the tiles, but to this day, I cannot dissociate the memory of my dear game with the smell of the drops of motor oil it had swallowed.
On the back of the frame was depicted a series of configurations to be reached. One of them was appropriately named “impossible”. This first mesmerized me, and I surely deployed some vain tenacity to prove it wrong, until I realized that actually half of all configurations are possible and the other half are impossible. I convinced myself of that fact by breaking open the game, and observed that I could put back all the tiles in any arbitrary order, until the last two tiles, the order of which will determine which half of the configurations are possible.
In 2006, I first got the idea of the iQube by playing mindlessly with poker dice on a table.What if we had a game like the tile game, but replacing the sliding tiles by rolling cubes?
While the Rubik’s cube is a great object that once in hands calls for being operated, I distinctly envisioned how the iQube would be ideal for an electronic device where its cubes would be spinned smoothly by a finger gliding on the surface of a touch sensitive display. Each cube would be numbered and have protuberant colored facets so that one can simultaneously see the colors of several facets.
Before embarking in the venture of programming it, I needed to convince myself that the puzzle had some potential of being interesting, which in my book is synonym of hard to crack. I’ll describe in a separate blog the different considerations and back of the envelope estimations I did to gather evidence of the potential of the game. I initially tried to get a sense of the intricacies of the puzzle by rolling dice on a table. But this approach did not go very far and I needed the real deal to play with in order to find out the true depth of its secrets.
At that time, I was teaching my teenager sons Hadrien and Calixte the basics of programming using flash and actionscript from Macromedia. That was a perfect medium to develop a prototype for the iQube. As I was eager to get a glimpse on the difficulty of the puzzle, my first draft was graphically minimal, primary colored cubes were jumping abruptly from one state to the next. However, this prototype was good enough to deliver a first finding about the iQube which considerably raised my enthusiasm about the game. He who has ever played with the Sliding Tiles knows that the puzzle can be constructed iteratively, row by row, tile by tile. The only tricky part is that the last two tiles of a row or a column have to be placed simultaneously. Once we figured out how to do that, the Sliding Tiles had no more secret. Given the similarity between the iQube and the Sliding Tiles, I was half fearing that this property would hold for the iQube. I finished coding the first draft in flash one night at 2 am and started playing with an instance of five numbered cubes on a two rows and three columns grid. Starting from a well organized configuration (as in the left illustration), and shuffling the pieces around, I then tried to recover the original organization.
I noticed that placing correctly the two cubes in the first column (cube 1 and cube 4, as in the right illustration), which was itself a non-trivial task, did not lead to a configuration where the other three cubes (2, 3, and 5), when confined in the last two columns, where a few movements away from being correctly placed as well. Woohoo! At that point I knew that the iQube was challenging.
In the next few months I improved the flash version of the game, adding different challenges, simulating a continuous motion of the cubes (done the hard way, before the advent of actionscript 3D). Hadrien eventually polished the game and gave it its presentlook-and-feel.
Along the way, I played with it and explored its various enigmas. I needed to find out whether there was a way to go from a given configuration, say all cubes in the same orientation and in order, to another given configuration, like all cubes in the opposite orientation and in the same order. At first, I was playing with 8 cubes in a 3×3 grid with the initial empty position in the center of the grid. My colleague Hai Dang Thai I had shown that game to found an elegant solution exploiting the symmetry of this configuration. This solution does not apply once the initial empty position is moved in a corner. For 8 cubes in a 3×3 grid, my first solution required several hundred moves, which I suspect is far from optimal. Soon, my original excitement fueled by the complexity of the puzzle got replaced by a concern that game might be actually too hard for being truly appealing. To convince myself of the contrary, I needed other persons to crack it. Both Hadrien and Calixte eventually did it, and Calixte even improved my own solution, resolving the Grand Master challenge in 246 moves.
The iQube Grand Master is challenging, but not enough to intimidate motivated teenagers, which puts it in the same league as the Rubik’s Cube.
In 2008, Philip Dhingra, an IOS app developer, wrote the first version of the iQube for the iPhone, using OpenGL for rendering the cubes in 3D. My wife Mita, fully aware of the longer lasting appeal of games over pure puzzles, insisted that a more casual mode of play be added to the challenges. Together we designed the scramble mode, where a series of quizzes are generated by shuffling few random moves from an organized configuration, the aim being to unscramble it in the same number of moves. This addition allowed for gentle progression in the intricacies of the iQube, and turned the single brain basher puzzle into a game with thousands of little brain teasers, proving hours of fun.
When my daughter Anjeli was 7 years old, she was well versed in many puzzle-like games such as Cut-the-Rope, Where-is-My-Water, and later Bad-Piggies. She suggested to add a reward system to the iQube Scramble, and pretty much designed the current points system, with points being accumulated with the resolution of each puzzle, the better the solution the more points, which points are then needed to unlock higher levels in the game.
In summary, the Genesis of the iQube puzzle has been very much our family enterprise over several years, and I hope that the fun and enjoyment it provided us while slowly shaping it into the app you find today on the AppStore or on our website will be transpire to you, the player, and you will find hours of gratification deciphering its many facets.
Who are the top LifeSavers for January? We thank you, the OpenStudiers for taking a minute to recognize the person who helped you on OpenStudy.
And then, we thank these OpenStudiers who you named! What do people say to thank their LifeSaver, well, there is that too…
“It was the Night before Exam and I had nowhere else to go. No friends, no teachers, nothing. Could only turn to the Internet for help. Then I found this website, OpenStudy, and was helped by this amazing person: Bibby. #LifeSaver.”
Bibby: I started coming to to OS the day before my Maths Exam and I am way to Bad at it. I came upon this Website and gave it a Try. Asked my first Question and bibby helped me. I thought he would give up on me as like i said, I’m TOO BAD at Math. But he understood my problem and helped me solve it. It was the Night before Exam and I had nowhere else to go. No friends, no teachers, nothing. Could only turn to the Internet for help. Then I found this website, OpenStudy, and was helped by this amazing person.
Bibby: I was waiting for a long and had to post my question 4 times and then, this person helped me and showed me how to do my problem. I’m happy that they did!
Bibby:Their help was so useful because they didn’t just give me the answer, but also explained.
Compassionate: Has always helped me at all times of my desperate need!
Compassionate: Comp is a very intelligent user who is willing to work through your problem step by step. He doesn’t hold you to any expectations so if you don’t know something he is willing to help you through.
Compassionate: He did not just give me the answer. He actually explained how to do it(: It helped me a lot!! Plus, he did it REALLY fast. Like only a couple minutes after I asked the question. VERY helpful!
Compassionate: Has alwayssss helped me in desperate need! Because without it I wouldn’t understand many of the things I understand now
Compassionate: My personal guide to OS and beyond..I wish I could learn to pacify people like that..
Compassionate: I wanted to change my life fitness-wise and wanted Legit sources of Health Advice on how to achieve this. Turns out “Compassionate” was the perfect person. If it were not for him, I would just be wasting my time into useless Exercises. This person has greatly helped me. If I ever get 6 packs hopefully, it would be because of him
Compassionate: I wanted to change my life fitness-wise and wanted Legit sources of Health Advice on how to achieve this. Turns out “Compassionate” was the perfect person. If it were not for him, I would just be wasting my time into useless Exercises. This person has greatly helped me. If I ever get 6 packs hopefully, it would be because of him
Kalina16: Helped me out when it was a very hard problem
Mathmale: He is an awesome mathematician and is clearly experienced. He is patient and is always there.
Hartnn: was able to walk me through the steps without being overbearing or condescending! They were AWESOME!
BulletWithButterflyWing: She hasn’t actually helped me on a question, but I made the best friend I’ve ever had when I met her, and I still can’t believe that someone as brilliant as her would be my friend.
Mertsj: It took me about an hour to solve my problem, with two moderators and 3 viewers, but I did with Mertsjs patient help. And lo and behold! I also aced my final exam for this semester with the help of Mertsj.
Nikato: has been my superhero. Helps me all the time when I get stuck and always helps me, not by just giving me the answer but with ‘hints’.
DSS: he helped me understand a very hard math problem that I’d never be able to do on my own, and was better than any other openstudy user I had talked to.
math&ing001: While I’ve been out studying for SATs, midterms, and whatnot, math&ing001 has been covering a lot of the people I usually help. He’s great at helping people and it keeps me sane to know that he’ll be there for people when I’m not
CrossFaded: helped me a lot!! she is so smart!!!(: I was really stuck and she helped me a lot!!!!
Vincent-Lyon.Fr and Opcode: Both users helped me in a tight time
Darry&Gator: He helped me automatically and explained why i got my answers wrong. He didn’t just give me the answer, he actually HELPED me learn.
Kalina16: Helped me out when it was very hard. Because i couldn’t figure it out at all.
Disco19: He helped me even though I asked the same questions multiple times with no signs of irritation while I was getting frustrated he was patient.
Suzanka: really helped me with my biochemistry question. thank u soo much!!! u deserve to be in my thank u list
Thomaster: Someone was just giving me the answers but thomaster took over and explained my genetics questions so well that I finally understood it.
Mathmale: He is an awesome mathematician and is clearly experienced. He is patient and is always there. Although he is not level 99, he has the quality of a level 99 user and will be there soon.
Hartn: was able to walk me through the steps without being overbearing or condescending! they were AWESOME! A really good tutor! They walked me through the steps and pointed out my errors without hurting my feelings or anything and wasn’t too preoccupied to write out examples to help me understand how to do things!
Rose21: It was really helpful because I needed a lot of help on this and I couldn’t really describe my answer
Ada05: I did not understand this at all and @ada05 really helped me understand it.
AllTehMaffs: he walked me through the problem step by step.
Nincompoop: So I was experiencing some Algebra 2 woes…but nin came to save the day, much to my surprise. xD So this is my paltry way of saying thank you, his detailed explanations and patience really enhanced my learning experience
Tester97: I suck at those type of questions so, without him, I would be lost.
Disco619: Because they share the love of Eminem’s music with me. He is like an encyclopedia of all things Eminem. Overall his music taste is impeccable.
HamSandwich: The Ham Sandwich knows all and tells all.
Chandanala: I was filling out a Biology Study Guide and I got stuck on this question. This person helped me answer it and also helped me understand the concept of the question!
Klik: This person was truly helpful to me. They took a whole hour of their time to help me and for that I am grateful. Also when I did not answer correctly klik showed extreme patience with me and even cheered me on. Thank you klik!
SarahEZZMcK: I can’t thank her enough for her help on a particularly tough question.
We thank the many OpenStudiers who have served as OpenStudy’s Diplomatic Corps, the OpenStudy Ambassadors. Over the years, over fifty OpenStudiers have been visible on the site with A next to their name. As Ambassadors, they welcomed users and helped them settle in. They helped them navigate the site and really, helped them get help. We love them all.
Now, OpenStudy is thrilled to celebrate the two year anniversary of the OpenStudy Ambassador program by restructuring the program to provide even more value to the OpenStudy community and to the Ambies themselves.
Join the Recognition Ceremony on OpenStudy Ambassadors group – on Feb 1, 9 am Pacific Time, US.
And if you have a story to tell about our Ambassadors, add it HERE
More about the new Ambi program
Since January of 2012, the OpenStudy Ambassadors have served on the community’s front lines – by welcoming and guiding new users, by upholding the site rules and by repping OpenStudy in social media the Ambies have been a cadre of dedicated contributors to the social and corporate life of the community.
As that community broadens to serve ever more students and tutors, as it faces ever evolving challenges on the forefront of online educational innovation, the Ambies have never been more important to OpenStudy nor have their responsibilities been greater.
The Ambie program has been remodeled and revitalized to meet these evolving needs.
Ambies will still be helping be friend users, new and old. They will still set a positive tone in the community by exemplifying OpenStudy’s community and corporate ethos. They will still be OpenStudy’s elite Diplomatic Corps.
But their roles have expanded and evolved apace with the OpenStudy’s growth.
To meet the demands of these new roles, each Ambie will now receive professional training in essential core skills such as interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and site promotion and marketing. Crucially, the program will focus on progression from this inherent skill set to development and practice of higher level skills in accordance with each ambie’s individual interests, strengths and talents. Only Ambis who successfully navigate this month long training will be awarded their “A”.
Absolutely awesome sauce! New resources available through the Ambie program will include training videos, readings and focus groups dealing with the evolving challenges faced by OpenStudy. Each Ambie will receive mentoring and coaching from the Ambassador Management team to develop their potentials both as individuals and as a team of higher level contributors to OpenStudy
Of course, previous Ambassadors are welcome to apply.
Applications will be accepted from Feb 1 through Feb 15. The first new Ambassadors-in-training will be selected by March 1 and the final group will be announced by April 1. Looking forward to building a bright new Ambassador group.
So, your brains need a little polishing – but you don’t want to study! Try out Cellucid’s iQubePuzzle challenge! This contest is open only to OpenStudiers! All OpenStudiers – moderators, ambassadors, interns, and everyone else. Not a member of OpenStudy? Well, what are you waiting for? Join now.
You can sharpen your brain and win prizes! We are partnering with Cellucid Inc., a mobile game company to challenge you to a new kind of puzzle! According to the inventor, Dr. Mayoraz, the iQube can be described as the fusion between two of the most popular puzzles: the 130 years old Sliding Tile Puzzle and the 30 years old Rubik’s cube. It was created to be as elegant and conceptually simple as its illustrious ancestors, while remaining a very challenging puzzle. It consists of 8 rolling cubes on a 3-by-3 grid that need to be placed in a specific position and orientation.
Who says learning can’t be fun?
Just download the app and try it. It is free. Yes, you need either an iPhone or an iPad. No, you can’t play it yet on the Android. And yes, there is a web version too.
The contest begins on Feb 1, and closes on March 31st. Take iQube out for a spin, and you could win one of the prizes. Go on, we know OpenStudiers are smart! But who’s the smartest?
Did you thank your OpenStudy LifeSaver? Look at all the LifeSavers that people remembered to thank last month!
Here is a tag cloud of folks who were thanked in December. And some of the notes that people wrote. We are moved by your eloquence! And most of all by the spirit of helpfulness!
And the best compliment for the month:
” MathStuden555 saved me from giving up on the world of mathematics and without this I wouldn’t keep my dream.”
If you did not get a chance to thank your lifesaver, thank them in January! Remember we need you to fill out the entire form!
|Merymartinez||She is so good, she helps me with my school work and even if I just need someone to talk to, then she is always there for me. She is like my big sister!!|
|Luigi0210||i really thought that the question would be harder than it actually was and luigi helped me see that i was overthinking it. Lately he has been there to help me out a lot and i totally appreciate it a tremendous amount. And without him or his help i would probably be failing more than i already am in Algebra 2.|
|owlqueen1||She explained to me what to do and how to do it|
|shamil98||has always come to my rescue as well when I’ve needed help.Solomon really needed help and shamil walked him through it in such a helpful way. As he does with everyone he helps. He is so smart for his age and he deserves some sort of acknowledgement I’m so proud of him.|
|e.mccormick||He is one of the most helpful, sweet and funnest mods ever he certainly has a way with his words. Usually I’m scared of mods D: But he is very approachable and kind-hearted. Whenever I have gotten out of line or got a warning he would send me a message to explain a few things with me so I wouldnt get in trouble. He is a wonderful role-model amongst mods. He’s more than a lifesaver.|
|KingGeorge||I observed a session where KingGeorge introduced the fundamentals of group theory to a fellow learner. I have never experienced such a concise explanation of an abstract topic such as this, and on the long term it paid dividends when I started learning the topic on my own and recalling the information from that day. Magical!|
|kckennylau||Helped me understand the questions|
|Dan815||I’ve gotten to a point in my studies where there just seems to be so much to remember. It’s been great having people like Dan around to refresh my memory and help me better understand things like matrix multiplication!!|
|sarah786||she has helped me a lot of times…but more than that she always helps a lot of people and i think she deserves appreciation.
She explains everything very well..
|shamil98||Shamil98 may be one of the younger ones on OS but he is one of the smartest I feel so proud of him.. I’ve seen him time after time help people effortlessly. There is probably nothing that he can’t do.|
|e.mccormick||e.mccormick has helped me so many times on OS with everything. He is by far one of the coolest mods and is so kind. He’s puts a lot of effort into interacting with us users, and he really looks out for us and has a wonderful taste in music|
|Skyz||He helped me though an emotional problem and was a great friend <3333|
|wolfe8||WOLFE IS SO GREAT!! HE IS A GREAT GUY! LOVE ALL YOUR HELP MAN!|
|Hba||Is sooooo helpful!|
|nincompoop||Every time i have trouble understanding certain concepts I return to his research abilities along with his enormous knowledge!|
|ganeshie8agent0smithCharlotte123.||was someone who helped me, and I recommend to everyone. He is not like the other level 99 users who just give you explanations and don’t build a relationship with you. He is friendly, and actually talks to you and make sure you understand.|
|agent0smith,||who always comes to the question if you call him! He might be silent when he’s not helping someone, but he is definitely helpful.|
|Charlotte123||She is like the best in history and is very friendly and humorous.|
|Cierra__Faith_||It was normally at the last minute right before a quiz or a test and they were always there, and no matter what they always found a way to help|
|Thadyoung||I really bad at biology(F,D,C) just to name my average|
|beccaboo333||it wasn’t my question, but she helped with a difficult user.|
|they helped a lot and provided nice and easy explanations to make the learning experience simple|
|esshotwired||She is such a great person! I see her helping out in the Spanish section so much!! She is literally the greatest Spanish helper on OpenStudy!!|
|Both of them explained everything in great detail.|
|Kfinn99||I passed my test with his help|
|kewlgeek555||He speaks fluent Spanish and I do not. I only speak the basics and it really helped me learn a little more about Spanish.|
|boricua||i really was stuck here and needed help on this question really bad and she helped me get it right.|
|mathstudent55||he helped me learn radicals which was needed for me to pass a test the very next day and i won’t forget it c:|
|radar||because he explained the question to me step by step|
|Saifoo||He helps me in everything, best person ever, his work is greatly appreciated and his helpfulness is uncountable!!! I love my brother.|
|Amistre64||Well..he helps me in my Biology and my Moderator problems. Amazing person.He is just funny and truly a great person who has the answer to almost everything!|
|AllTehMaffs||Not in Single question. He helped me in every question in Physics portion. He is my MASTER .|
|they helped me and told me how to solve the questions and told me the correct answers when i write the wrong answers.|
|mathstudent55||Saved me from giving up on the world of mathematics and without this I wouldn’t keep my dream.|
|travis||Thank you for your help!|
|KingGeorge||He was great at explaining the solution.|
Love trivia? Once a week we’ll post a trivia question for you. And if you get it correct, we’ll enter you for a drawing for a prize! No, it will not fry your brains, you need them for your studies – but it may puzzle you!
Here is the first one:
Of course, if elephants all could deliver such a mighty kick, they would be playing World Cup right?
Have a good question, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This suggestion came to us from you, several of you. This question came from our user, Pixiedust1. Many thanks PixieDust!
December’s winner will be announced Jan 15.
Rules: You have to fill out the entire form to play. And be nice. And be honest!
OpenStudiers, here are is the word cloud of the folks you thanked!
There are many more who deserve to be thanked, so if you did not get a chance, it is not too late to thank your helper.
Some of you took the time to tell us why. Here are some of your notes:
Agent0Smith: ” Agent has once again, helped me with a confusing problem. He helped me get through the problem thoroughly, and responded quickly”
Arabpride:” They help me and showed me how to solve problems when I come across another problem similar to that one.”
Bibby: “He walked me through my question step by step& then allowed me to answer& figure it out.”
Blue_eyed_blondie: Because I was really stuck and she made it clear. Plus it was my first day here and it was my first question.
Deadpool25: “Really answered my question well.”
Esshotwired: “Esshotwired has helped me SO many times. I believe they should be a Moderator or Ambassador because I would have failed without her help!!”
GatorGirl: “I would have got an F, without her help.”
Hartnn: ” I was failing math… like I got a 52% on the first test and a 57% on the second test (and I have asian parents…) I had been staring at a confusing APCalcBC problem for 4 days, then finally it was hartnn that came along and did his best to teach me how to do it even though it was most likely past his bed time (2:30am over there). Hartnn is an amazing person overall like whenever he is online I can see him looking and helping on at least 5 problems at the same time in just the math section. and now because of him, I’m not failing math anymore <3″
Jenmurray3: “I really needed help, I had no clue and they answered in such a way that I could actually understand. It really made my day actually.”
Kfins99: “He doesn’t ever give the answers. He’s very good at making sure you understand it before he moves on to help someone else. ”
Orionsbelt: “They walked me through my questions &taught me what I didn’t understand. I’m extremely grateful.”
Sith and Psymon: “Sith and Psymon helped me a lot in understanding my calculus and vectors when i’m self-studying for my preparation of the incoming school days. ”
Rosedewittbukater: “I was confused and she helped me understand better.”
Srutipande9: “He is the best! ALWAYS! Helpful. he explains sooo well and is VERY patient!”
Tonks: Thank you so much!!!I had been puzzled for weeks ever since I wondered what you would do when you had a complex exponent in a hyper-complex fraction. I finally decided maybe someone might know on OpenStudy, but because you don’t even really cover hyper-complex numbers in the first few levels of college math, I thought it would be in vain. Lucky for me, Tonks was there and he knew the answer! ”
TravisBrown: “He helps me when ever I need him.”
Wio: “He was very insightful, and went at my own pace. I didn’t understand geometry, sure, it was complicated. With all the sequences and postulates, but, he used forms of algebra and basic arithmetic to simplify it, and showed me some neat tricks! Maybe I’ll show them off to my teacher on my next exam ~”
Zepdrix: ” Zepdrix was so helpful for me, because even though I had done everything right, at the end I had made a little mistake, that I realized by myself. So just talking it out helped a lot.”