Pearson’s MyMathTest is exactly what its name implies: a simple Web-based tool that allows teachers to create math tests from a deep library of both multiple-choice and free-response questions covering math, geometry, algebra and calculus topics. Based on the results of a student’s initial test in the system, MyMathTest generates a personalized “Study Plan” recommending to students the topics they should practice, which links directly to interactive tutorials. Student access to MyMathTest can be purchased for sixteen weeks for about $11, and also comes along with subscriptions to Pearson’s instructional products like MathXL, MyMathLab and MyStatLab products.
Test questions come from Pearson’s textbook, and can also be supplemented with teachers’ own custom questions. These tests can be used to place students into appropriate groups. Subsets of practice questions can be paired with related tutorial videos and online instruction to create mini-refresher courses on a topic or unit, or as preparation for a standardized test like the ACT or the GRE. (Pearson also says what’s good for the goose is good for the gander: it can be used for math teachers that need to prepare for a licensure exam or to brush up on their own math knowledge.)
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