# Tutor profile: Mandy W.

## Questions

### Subject: Geometry

Is a square a rectangle? Explain.

Yes. A square is a rectangle because by definition a rectangle must have 4 right angles, opposite sides congruent, and opposite sides parallel. A square HAS 4 right angles, and its opposite sides are congruent and parallel as well. Remember a rectangle is NOT a square though. :)

### Subject: Basic Math

Solve the following problem: 5(6+2)-8=

Answer: 32 Remember the order of operations. If you thought the answer was 0, you did not following the order of operations. Recall the acronym PEMDAS to remember the order of operations.

### Subject: Education

Jean Piaget's theory of intellectual or cognitive development has four distinct phases that characterize different stages of development from birth through adulthood. Name one phase and its characteristics.

Possible answers 4: 1. sensorimotor stage- motor activity without the use of symbols. All things learned are based on experiences, or trial and error. 2. preoperational- development of language, memory, and imagination. Intelligence is both egocentric and intuitive. 3. concrete operational- more logical and methodical manipulation of symbols. Less egocentric and more aware of the outside world and events. 4. formal operational- use of symbols to relate to abstract concepts. Able to make hypotheses and grasp abstract concepts and relationships.