The LarsonMath.com Web site lets students improve math skills from anywhere, at any time. The subscription site features 171 topics that cover middle school math, as well as topics in pre-algebra and algebra, with equal emphasis on building skills and solving problems. The site contains three components: See It, Try It and Zap It. In "See It," students watch step-by-step presentations on math skills such as modeling and estimation. Using those skills, students then try to solve problems in the "Try It" section. Once they've mastered those skills, they can test them out in the "Zap It"section.
LarsonMath.com also features a classroom management system for teachers, and can be individualized to meet a school's math text or correlate to state standards. Parents can also use the site to view their child's development with three reports: progress reports of particular modules, a details report to view work in each module, and a summary report of a student's scores in assigned and attempted modules. Meridian Creative Group, Erie, PA, (800) 530-2355, www.meridiancg.com.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.