Students Get Math Homework Guidance

High school and college students needing help with assigned math homework can get it at Hotmath.com, a site that offers guided solutions to math homework problems found in standard textbooks for algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and calculus. Use of the site at schools for algebra and geometry textbooks is free of charge during the school day. But students and parents are charged from $4 to $9 a month for a membership.

Hotmath.com takes methodologies from modern cognitive research that shows students learn better when they study worked-out solutions rather than struggling along unsuccessfully. The site uses tutorials tied directly to the math textbooks being used in today's high school and college classrooms. Students choose a subject on the Web site, click on the textbook used in their class, enter the page number and choose the problem. The tutorial takes students through the problem one step at a time. The site also allows students to check their work. In addition, the technology behind Hotmath.com d'es not require tutors, so students can use the service anytime, anywhere they have access to the Internet.

Currently, Hotmath.com has solutions for the majority of the algebra I/II, geometry, calculus I and pre-calculus textbooks used in high schools and colleges today. The company plans to add solutions for applied calculus, statistics and college algebra textbooks in the coming year. Hotmath, Inc., Kensington, CA, (510) 524-5525, www.hotmath.com.

High school and college students needing help with assigned math homework can get it at Hotmath.com, a site that offers guided solutions to math homework problems found in standard textbooks for algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and calculus. Use of the site at schools for algebra and geometry textbooks is free of charge during the school day. But students and parents are charged from $4 to $9 a month for a membership.

Hotmath.com takes methodologies from modern cognitive research that shows students learn better when they study worked-out solutions rather than struggling along unsuccessfully. The site uses tutorials tied directly to the math textbooks being used in today's high school and college classrooms. Students choose a subject on the Web site, click on the textbook used in their class, enter the page number and choose the problem. The tutorial takes students through the problem one step at a time. The site also allows students to check their work. In addition, the technology behind Hotmath.com d'es not require tutors, so students can use the service anytime, anywhere they have access to the Internet.

Currently, Hotmath.com has solutions for the majority of the algebra I/II, geometry, calculus I and pre-calculus textbooks used in high schools and colleges today. The company plans to add solutions for applied calculus, statistics and college algebra textbooks in the coming year. Hotmath, Inc., Kensington, CA, (510) 524-5525, www.hotmath.com.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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