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MyMathLab is an online interactive and educational
system designed by Pearson Education to accompany its published math textbooks. It covers courses from basic math through
calculus and statistics, as well as math for business, engineering and future educators. Pearson designed MyMathLab to respond to the
needs of instructors and students who wanted more opportunity for practice, immediate feedback,
and automated grading.==MyLab and Mastering==
Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering series consists of more than 70 online interactive and educational
system in a variety of different subjects. Some features of MyMathLab (and MyStatLab)
specifically for students are homework, quizzes, tests, full eText, and multimedia tutorials. For instructors’ benefits, MyMathLab records
and evaluates students’ learning progress and time spent on assignments. Instructors may set up a customized MyMathLab
course.==Effectiveness==
A report of the effectiveness of MyLab and Mastering, and how to plan and implement a
course has been published by Pearson.Fayetteville State University conducted a study on whether
using an online interactive system such as MyMathLab would increase a student’s academic
performance compared to the traditional paper-based homework system. The study was done in a college algebra course. The result showed that those who pass the
course using MyMathLab is 70% while using traditional homework system is 49%. However, the study neglected to factor in
students preemptively dropping the course out of frustration and the increased amount
of time students were forced to spend on a topic due to poor user interface design and
incorrect answer parsing. A study done by North Georgia College and
State University shows that most students found MyMathLab’s video tutoring feature useful. Some students argue that most of MyMathLab’s
videos only cover basic concepts when they demand more videos on advanced materials. Another review claims that some tutors are
not as easily understood as others. “MyMathLab” has also fallen under additional
criticism for wording problems in a way that students cannot easily understand.==Features==
Pearson’s MyMathLab consists of several features that aid instructors and students. The homework and practice exercises take advantage
of an algorithm to generate problems, so students can have limitless options to practice problems. Another core feature of MyMathLab is the eText
book. The eText book can be viewed through a traditional
computer or a mobile tablet. The eText itself has features such as: highlighting
text, adding links, bookmark pages, and pin notes. The gradebook feature of MyMathLab helps both
instructors and students keep track of progress within the course, and shows students which
concepts they have yet to master

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