ARE Live: Math Mock Exam

Math and I are not friends…this is extremely helpful!

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Absolutely, that’s a great test-taking tip from Coach Hayley.

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Thank you Haley! when I read these problems it makes no sense, but you i understand .

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for question 5 why are you only applying the net multiplier to the whole team and not each member (ie to the principal, project manager and designer individually)?

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hello i have question can you explain break even ratio of company profit. and for the question of dd phase length question , doesn’t the salary include the multiplier?

thank you for your help

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It’s great to see you jumping in, this is what the ARE Community is all about!

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You guy’s make this seem too easy, thank you

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This is webinar is super helpful! I agree with the comment about bringing the scratch paper back. Will you all be doing a similar session for the Math for the other 3 exams (PA, PPD, PDD)? Also, the guest speaker mentioned something about teaching these calculations to a group, I believe, if so is there more information on this, if open to the general public?

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Can you explain how to read the chart on question 1?

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Yes! Thanks for pointing this out; that’s a typo on our end. Doesn’t affect the answer!

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Do you all find highlighting on the test platform to be useful? Do you recommend using it?

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Hi there! Our next episode of ARE Live is on case studies, but we definitely take all your suggestions into consideration when planning future webinars.

The group class that Hayley mentioned is included in Black Spectacles’ Expert Membership. Virtual Workshops are live, in-depth exercises led by licensed architects every Sunday. You can learn more about this test prep resource here: ARE Prep Virtual Workshops | Black Spectacles

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Highlighting is helpful, but I think Strikethrough is even moreso!

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I do, since that is what I would do if I had a real pen highlighter. But what I noticed was that during case studies I wasn’t able to highlight in the references they provide.

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Ok, thank you!

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RSVP for next month’s episode where we’ll tackle a CE Case Study: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4108106818727277325

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Hi @nicole.kimoto and @c.morris.withers !

Thanks for your comments! I’ve heard a lot of feedback regarding the whiteboard feature on the exams. From what I can tell, this is something that was developed during covid. I highly recommend practicing using the whiteboard through your NCARB account and also watching this video which offers tips and tricks on how to efficiently use the whiteboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB8H6hdyqBo
Thanks to both of you for joining us today for the ARE Live!

-Rebecca

Hi @c.morris.withers !

Thanks for your question! And thank you for your answer @gscott ! I may have answered this in a similarly in a previous question that was posed, but yes there are ways to resize the whiteboard so that you can have it up while also looking at the question. This video tutorial has great tips for how to efficiently use the whiteboard during the exam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB8H6hdyqBo I also highly recommend practicing the whiteboard on your NCARB account. Thanks again for your question and for attending today’s ARE Live!

-Rebecca

Hi @ssstepter !

That’s a great question! After creating a textbox on the whiteboard, you can go up to the toolbar and select the cursor symbol (select object tool). Once you’ve selected the cursor symbol, you can click on the text box and you should be able to edit it. I recommend practicing the whiteboard on the mock exam through your NCARB account and also watching this video for tips on how to use the whiteboard more efficiently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB8H6hdyqBo Thanks for your question and for attending today’s ARE Live!

-Rebecca

Hi @nicole.kimoto !

That’s a great question and apologies if it’s already been answered or answered differently, I wasn’t able to attend today’s ARE Live. I can tell you from personal experience on the exams, I would’ve rounded to the nearest hundredth to represent the correct amount of cents throughout the equation but would’ve have waited until the end to round to the nearest dollar. Thanks for attending today’s ARE Live!

-Rebecca