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Adaptive Learning

Not every student learns the same way or at the same rate. With the growing need for acceleration through many courses, it's more important than ever to meet students where they are. Thanks to advances in adaptive learning technology, you now have the resources to do just that.

  • Available for select MyLab courses, Skill Builder offers adaptive practice that is designed to increase students' ability to complete their assignments. By monitoring student performance on their homework, Skill Builder adapts to each student's needs and provides just-in-time, in-assignment practice to help them improve their proficiency in learning key objectives.
  • With Companion Study Plan Assignments, you can now assign the Study Plan as a prerequisite to a test or quiz to guide students through the concepts they need to master. Students are then alerted when they are ready for the test.
  • MathXL can personalize homework assignments for students based on their performance on a test or quiz. This way, students can focus on just the topics they have not yet mastered.

Provide just-in-time help

Interactive Exercises with Immediate Feedback

MathXL's tutorial exercises reflect the approach and learning style you choose, and regenerate algorithmically to give students unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery. You can choose from the many exercises available for the author you adopted—or choose exercises from other MathXL courses.

Most exercises include learning aids, such as guided solutions, sample problems, and extra help at point-of-use, and also offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers. Learning aids may now be turned on or off at the assignment and exercise level.

A variety of multimedia resources are also available as assignment learning aids. Students can link to the ebook, video clips, and animations to improve their understanding of key concepts. You can also assign media and video as well as accompanying exercises.

Access from most devices

Mobile-Friendly Design

MathXL's exercise player has been updated with a new, streamlined, mobile-friendly design. Students can access their your course from iPad® and Android® tablets to work on exercises and review completed assignments on the go.

Continuously tailor your course

In-depth analytics

MathXL's powerful gradebook automatically tracks students' results on course assessments, and gives you control over managing and calculating grades. The gradebook provides a number of flexible grading options, including exporting grades to a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel®.

Item Analysis in the gradebook lets you track class-wide progress on specific learning objectives, so you can refine your class lectures or adjust the syllabus as needed. Just-in-time teaching has never been easier.

You can view, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.

Additional Features

Comprehensive online course content

Filled with a wealth of content, MathXL is tightly integrated with the author approach of your choosing, but you can also easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MathXL lets you teach exactly as you’d like.

Easily scalable and shareable content

MathXL lets you manage multiple class sections, and other instructors can copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. If you've spent time customizing your MathXL course and want to use the same course next semester, you can copy your existing course, preserve all your customizations, and share with other instructors.

Powerful homework and test manager

You can choose from hundreds of exercises available for your specific course, and can even choose exercises from a different book to provide an almost limitless number of available exercises. You can create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests—or start with “Ready to Go” assignments—all of which are automatically graded, allowing you to spend less time grading, and more time teaching!

Custom exercise builder

The MathXL Custom Question Builder (CQB) within MathXL lets you create static and algorithmic online exercises for your assignments. A library of sample exercises provides an easy starting point for creating questions, and you can also create questions from scratch or edit questions from your course’s online test bank.