MathXL is an online homework, tutorial and assessment system from publishing giant Pearson. The system includes tutorials that walk students through solving math problems, as well as customizable and editable content for online homework assignments, quizzes and tests correlated to specific standards or objectives as well as to chapters in Pearson’s textbooks. Based on those test results, MathXL also creates personalized study plans for students, with recommendations of tutorial exercises they should focus on. Homework and assessments are graded automatically by the system, but teachers can also use MathXL to manage their entire gradebook, including assignments, projects and tests conducted outside MathXL.
Although Pearson says MathXL can be used alongside any math textbook, the system is tightly aligned with Pearson’s hundreds of math and statistics textbooks. MathXL also powers Pearson’s full math courseware products like MyMathLab and MyStatLab, which include full e-book versions of those texts.
However, MathXL can also be purchased separately as a cheaper alternative for teachers and schools that don’t need or want the full sequence of course content nor the e-textbook. Schools (or, in the case of higher education, students themselves) pay about $50 per year per student for a full year of MathXL access as part of their online, blended or face-to-face courses.
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