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EMTEACHLINE MATHEMATICS SOFTWARE: MATH PROBLEM SOLVING FOR KIDS AND TEENS
ABSTRACT. EMTeachline Software has released a PC-based mathematics software package that offers a huge collection of problem-solving lessons in arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry and hyperbolic trigonometry with hands-on tutorials. This encyclopedic software contains hundreds of thousands of fully explained step by step solutions to math problems from basic to advanced and thousands of related definitions, rules, math formulas and theorems. Each step of solution is provided with its objective, relevant definition and rule, and with fully explained step by step proof of the underlying math formulae or theorem. The software helps children review, explore and effectively learn essential math skills. Easy-to-use test authoring tools enable math teachers to develop customizable math tests, variant tests, quizzes, exams and problem-solving lesson plans. The software is suitable for elementary, middle and high school use. Designed as a supplement classroom instruction. Provides a useful help for math teachers.
1. SOFTWARE OVERVIEW
Building problem solving skills in math requires grasping math concepts and a large amount of training in solving similar tasks. EMTeachline Mathematics Software provides children with the chance to do just that. This software encourages kids to learn through in-depth understanding of each solution step and repetition rather than through rote memorization. Children who are struggling in math learn best through repetition. Those who stick with this mathematics software will come away with a stronger understanding of fundamental math concepts, improved higher-level thinking skills and excellent skills in solving math problems.
EMTeachline Mathematics Problem Solving Software - EMSolution - consists of dozens of modules arranged in topics. Each module offers hundreds of math problem types, with dozens of similar math problems within one type. Math learning is effective when problems gradually advance in difficulty. This software offers 11 levels of complexity for each problem type, from basic to extra difficult. Kids who are strong in math and need a challenge can adjust the difficulty level at any moment.
Learners can review solutions step by step and study related math theory. Each step of solution is provided with its objective, relevant definition and rule, and with fully explained step by step proof of the underlying math formulae or theorem. This tutoring material is provided in a useful manner, so that it is always under hand. A set of ready math tests is designed for children to review and reinforce their math skills. Problem situations, solutions and tutoring material can be printed out.
More than just a math tutorial, this bilingual problem-solving software offers a way for children to learn math lexicon in a foreign language. Translation of any text to German (or another language) is easily obtained by double-clicking on it. Those who study not in a native language will find this option particularly attractive.
Test authoring options make development of math tests, quizzes, homeworks and exams an easy and creative work. With thousands math problems at hands, math teachers do not have to search for fresh exmples. You can select math problems by complexity levels, solution methods and types of tasks; develop customizable math tests of varied complexity in a minute; create your own didactic materials and problem-solving lesson plans, and generate numerous similar variant tests around a constructed example. All developed materials can be printed out or stored in a file and re-used. These easy-to-use authoring tools provide an ideal solution for a classroom teacher.
Let's be honest -- this program is not for fun-seekers. No sounds, no colorful visual effects. The tutorial material is presented in a dry academic fashion. Most kids would use this program to review for an exam that they are required to take. However, the contents hold much appeal for children who enjoy solving math problems and like challenges. Those who look for a systematic math knowledge will find the software to be particularly engaging.
2. SKILLS COVERED
Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra: Operations: multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. Fractions, powers. Numeric expressions: estimation, equivalencies, problem-solving. Solving arithmetic problems using algebraic formulas.
Algebra: Polynomial and fractional rational expressions: transformation, simplification, evaluation. Solution of linear, quadratic, cubic, biquadratic, reciprocal and fractional algebraic equations and inequalities. Proofs of algebraic identities. Solution methods: Substitution, factoring, grouping, Bezout theorem, formulas of short multiplication, method of intervals and more. Related theory: definitions and rules, proof of algebraic formulas and theorems.
Trigonometry and Hyperbolic Trigonometry: trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, arcus functions. Trigonometric and hyperbolic expressions: transformation, simplification, evaluation. Solution of trigonometric and hyperbolic equations. Proofs of trigonometric and hyperbolic identities. Solution methods: universal substitution, sum, product and addition of trigonometric functions, power reduction, multiple argument, shift of argument and more. Related theory: definitions and rules, proof of trigonometric and hyperbolic formulas.
3. USER OPTIONS
For math students: You can review solutions of math problems step by step, learn related math concepts, study solution methods, review proofs of used math formulas, try to solve similar math problems on your own, and in parallel, learn math lexicon in a foreign language!
For math teachers: You can use an extensive bank of math problems; arrange problems by topic, complexity level, solution method and type of task; compile math tests, quizzes, homeworks and exams of varied complexity; create your own didactic materials and problem-solving lesson plans; generate numerous similar variant math tests around a constructed example. You can use dozens of ready variant tests.