# EMMentor – Mathematics Software for Training Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving is at the heart of mathematics. A major goal of school mathematics is to equip students with knowledge and skills that enable them to approach and solve math problems, learn from both errors and solutions, and make connections between and among math problems and math concepts. EMMentor interactive software is an efficient way for students to achieve this goal. EMMentor offers an infinite number of math problems, a variety of appropriate techniques to solve problems and a unique algorithm of performance analysis with methodical feedback. The software allows students at all levels to practice at their own pace, review their work and monitor their weaknesses and achievements, and provides optimal exercises for building missing math knowledge and skills. All you have to do is to select a math problem and pick up a training technique. Built-in interactive problem solving structure will guide you through problem solving, while a comprehensive multifactor error analysis will reveal your errors and provide recommendations for error correction. With EMMentor you will improve your higher-level thinking skills, build solid math knowledge, develop durable problem solving skills and learn to review your work. Click on the demo buttons below to view examples of training techniques and error analysis, and sample screens of EMMentor.

In addition, EMMentor offers a number of test preparation options that facilitate development of printable math tests, quizzes, exams and homeworks of varied complexity, and automate preparation of test variants. Dozens of tests are ready for learners to review and reinforce their math skills. The software modules are organized by subject. Covered subject areas are Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Trigonometry and Hyperbolic Trigonometry. The trial version of EMMentor can be downloaded from this site. Alternatively, you can try the available options online.

## EMMentor User options:

 ● Each module provides a repository of math problems graded in 11 difficulty classes, from basic to advanced. The Algebra modules include linear, quadratic, cubic, reciprocal, biquadratic and fractional expressions, identities, equations and inequalities. The Trigonometry modules include all the basic and inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions . ● The software enables fast preparation of math tests, quizzes, exams and homeworks in an automatic and manual mode (through visual selection of each example). Generates up to 30 similar variants around each constructed test. All tests with or without the solutions can be printed out . ● Provides each math problem with fully explained step-by-step solution or proof . ● Offers a variety of training techniques. Provides questions to each solution step and offers multiple choice answers with hints. ● Makes an objective multifactor analysis of user’s work and detects key errors . ● Grades user’s performance and offers an optimal set of exercises to close the revealed gaps in math knowledge and skills . ● Supports bilingual interface and a number of interface styles. Offers English-to-German and German-to-English translation for each definition, rule etc .

System Requirements:

• Pentium 2 or higher
• 64 MB RAM
• Windows 98 or higher
• Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
• Plug-in MathPlayer