|[February 04, 2014]
Net Texts Partners with Wolfram to Offer Teachers Access to Online Math Practice Problems
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Developing math practice problems for middle and high school students
can be a time-consuming task. To help teachers simplify the process and
save time, Net
Texts has partnered with Wolfram,
creators of Wolfram|Alpha®,
to provide access to thousands of online practice problems through the
Wolfram Problem Generator™ website.
Through this partnership, teachers will be able to access the Wolfram
Problem Generator through Net Texts, the free, content management
platform for open
educational resources (OER). Teachers can then choose practice
problems for their students from six main topics, including arithmetic,
number theory, algebra, calculus, linear algebra, and statistics. They
can also select the difficulty level - beginning, intermediate or
advanced - for each problem.
With each practice problem, students are given three opportunities to
find the correct answer. After the first wrong attempt, a hint appears
under the question. At the end of three tries, a step-by-step solution
is provided to tell the student exactly how to solve the problem. Within
each topic and difficulty level, teachers can also choose from a
selection of printable quizzes, which consist of multiple choice
questions, to provide fresh problems for study sessions or to assess
students' understanding of the material.
"With content from the Wolfram Problem Generator, teachers can easily
ensure that students get a variety of math practice problems - without
having to spend hours developing their own problems to address different
topics and difficulty levels," said Net Texts co-founder Michael
Messner. "By adding this incredibly valuable resource to Net Texts'
constantly growing pool of OER, we're giving teachers the ability to
quickly find and access the content they need to address their students'
Net Texts is a free, web-based system that provides teachers access to a
vast library of high quality OER content, which they can then combine
with their own resources to create and publish lessons directly to
students' iPads, Android (News - Alert) tablets, or computers. More than just a content
management system, Net Texts is a powerful teaching and learning tool
that helps schools maximize their investments in tablets and 1:1
computing initiatives, while improving teaching and learning.
"We're excited to be working with Net Texts to make it easier for
students to practice and learn math," said Wolfram's Adriana O'Brien.
"Computational technologies like the Wolfram Problem Generator have a
key role to play in the future of education. We look forward to making
them available to a wider audience of teachers and students."
For more information, visit http://www.net-texts.com.
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