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Pearson, Mathspace to offer real-time math reasoning skill support

Solution will connect higher-ed students to real-time math support, coaching

Pearson and Mathspace are partnering to integrate new Workspace Assignments into MyMathLab and MyStatLab online homework, tutorial and assessment technologies. Mathspace’s technology collects data at multiple points within a math question, and uses this data to create a highly personalized and engaging learning experience for each student.

Available for back-to-school 2016, the integration of Workspace exercises within the MyLab technologies will bring real-time support by allowing college and university students to work through an exercise step-by-step, adjusting to the solution path each learner takes, and allowing them to show their mathematical reasoning as they progress.

Each Workspace exercise is immediately assessed, and students receive feedback at every step of the problem—decreasing the guesswork and frustration they may encounter when solving a difficult problem on their own. Hints, videos, and next steps are available exactly when they need help to further walk them through the problem-solving process.

All mathematical steps are captured by Mathspace and made available to instructors through their MyLab gradebook, allowing them to easily pinpoint where to focus individualized or classroom instruction. Students will also be able to use Mathspace’s handwriting recognition to do math on all mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.

“At its heart, mathematics is a problem-solving discipline, but what we often see are assessments and technologies whose focus is often exclusively on arriving at answers. By providing feedback and reinforcement at each step along the path toward a solution, Mathspace helps students build both confidence and competence in their math skills while providing educators with valuable insights that can be used to tailor instruction around students’ problem areas,” said Paul Corey, managing director for higher education courseware, Pearson.

“We are excited about our partnership with Pearson and have been impressed by Pearson’s focus on efficacy. We’ve seen fantastic results from students utilizing Mathspace’s personalized approach and are thrilled that millions more will benefit with this partnership,” said Mohamad Jebara, CEO, Mathspace.

Mathspace is also available as a stand-alone learning solution. As a whole curriculum solution, Mathspace includes a digital textbook, more than 3,000 instructional videos, interactive widgets, and tools to help instructors create assignments, differentiate learning, and monitor their students’ progress in real time with intuitive dashboards. Mathspace is available through a browser, on tablets (iPads/Android/Windows) and iPhones/Android smartphones.

With input from more than 12 million student users annually, Pearson’s MyLab collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment technologies create learning experiences that are truly personalized and continuously adaptive. To learn more about the Mathspace integration with MyMathLab and MyStatLab, click here.


Laura Ascione