Mathematics

Enhanced WebAssign Helps Busy, Visual Learner Study Independently and Gain Understanding of Difficult Concepts

Jaber Hussaini has a medical school goal in mind, and he knows that requires hard work, tenacity, and focus. As a full-time student at Wharton County, Jaber is deep into the tough work his goal requires: courses like anatomy, physiology, biology I and II, and calculus. As a visual learner, reading can be difficult for Jaber; he has trouble staying focused and gets easily distracted. Thus, he tries to study in quiet places, like the library,and use methods other than hours of reading. Additionally, his major calls for some very difficult classes, which require more attention and time. Read More…


Aplia® for Statistics Helps Busy Student Work Faster, More Efficiently, and Master Concepts

Focused and devoted to her studies, Anne Shoemake, a student studying human services at Wharton County Community College, will finish her Associate’s Degree in December 2014, and will then move on to a 4-year university to finish her studies and secure a master’s degree. While studying for her AA degree, Anne worked as an intern for the district attorney’s office, in the special victim’s unit/crisis center, and also worked as a nanny.

Knowing that time would be limited as she juggled class, her job, and a demanding internship, Anne took as many online courses as she could, which allowed her to work at her own pace and when she had the time. Her courses required significant study hours, and she found that being able to study online and get the review and reinforcement it offered made it easier for her to manage her time and retain what she was learning.

She approached her statistics course with trepidation, thinking it would be a challenge. Using the textbook and Aplia for Statistics, she was pleasantly surprised at how well she caught on. Read More…


Aplia Keeps Statistics Student On Track for Success

Allyson Penny, a freshman at Wharton County Junior College (Wharton, TX), combines 12 classroom credit hours in English, history, statistics and government with a part-time job at a daycare center. Her instructor assigned Aplia for use in her Statistics course.

Allyson found that Aplia’s practice problems, assignments, in-depth explanations, and e-mail reminders helped her manage her time and become better prepared for exams.

She notes: “Aplia definitely helped me succeed because I actually understood what I was learning…. I was actually solving the equations and comprehending what I was learning.” Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign Makes the Grade for a Busy Student

Hunter Kesler is a high school senior earning 9 credit hours at Wharton County Junior College (Wharton, Texas), and plans to attend University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas) in the fall of 2014. As a Business Management major, Hunter hopes to start his career as an employee and eventually become an entrepreneur running his own business. He takes three online courses through Wharton – Composition 2, Sociology, and Calculus. For his Calculus course, Hunter uses Enhanced WebAssign.

When he enrolled in Calculus at Wharton, Hunter was hesitant at first. But because the course used Enhanced WebAssign, Hunter was better able to stay ahead of readings, assignments, and exams. After using Enhanced WebAssign, Hunter found the results more than met his expectations. The online solution, he says, “is a main part of our class and definitely helped me get an A.” Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign® Makes Math “More” for Students

Nicola Rough, a student at Arizona State University, is incredibly busy, with little free time on her hands for much other than her schooling. Whenever she is not in class or lecture, she is studying and completing assignments outside of class. She loves her classes and considers herself a student who is on top of her game. Currently she is enrolled in many general education courses that require much of her time and attention. Many of them are taught in large lecture halls, but there are a few, like her Calculus course, which are considered “hybrid” courses. These take place both inside and outside of the classroom, meeting once a week and requiring time online using digital homework solutions.

Calculus, as a hybrid course, requires the student to spend a significant amount of additional study time outside the traditional classroom. Nicola’s class employs Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA) as a digital solution for teaching subject material, completing assignments, providing study tutorials and reviews, etc. Additionally, EWA features email reminders and different notifications for the completion of assignments, as well as “keeping everything in one spot” for easy accessibility of all course materials.

Nicola has found EWA to be a terrific help – she is able to complete her assignments whenever she likes and with all of the resources she needs at her fingertips. Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign® Helps Guide Calculus Students to Mastery, Step-by-Step

Robert Banik has taught a range of mathematics courses at Mississippi State University during his seven years there. For the two years that he’s taught calculus to about 350 students per semester, he has used Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA), selected by his department to support calculus and higher-level mathematics courses.

Used for homework, this proven online solution enhances problems from Robert’s textbook with video solutions, interactive tutorials, and immediate feedback, all of which contribute to students’ ability to become more effective problem solvers. Enhanced WebAssign also offers automated grading that saves Robert time.

In the following Success Story, you’ll read how Enhanced WebAssign helps with remediation, guides students step by step through the problem-solving process, supports improved outcomes, and ultimately leads to happier students and more productive classes. Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign® Helps Calculus Instructor Jennifer Whitfield Focus on Student Engagement at Texas A&M

Jennifer Whitfield has been a math instructor at Texas A&M University since 2001. She has used Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA) in her Calculus I course since 2009 and is currently pairing the online homework and tutorial resource with Stewart’s Early Vectors textbook.

Jennifer has found that a key advantage in using EWA is that students receive immediate feedback and can self-remediate when necessary. If students become stuck on a concept or problem while doing their homework, EWA has integrated videos, tutorials, and other resources that guide them to understanding. Read More…


Enhanced WebAssign’s Interactivity Sparks Engagement for Instructor Maureen DuPont’s Students

Hoping to increase engagement in your Mathematics class, as well as build students’ motivation to practice and review the math skills that are foundational to the understanding of your course materials? Discover how Maureen DuPont of California State University of San Marcos used Enhanced WebAssign to provide students with immediate feedback on their work, increase their engagement with the topics they’re studying, and ultimately see a positive impact on her students’ homework grades. Read More…


Using Enhanced WebAssign, Jamie Isaac’s Students Can Practice Skills at Their Own Pace

To succeed in developmental mathematics courses, students benefit from engaging resources that offer ample opportunities to develop their skills, as well as encouragement that motivates them to persist in learning. If this rings true for you and your students, your course may benefit from an online learning solution that motivates student engagement with course material and offers problem-specific guidance where and when each individual student needs it most. Discover how Jamie Isaac of El Paso Community College used Enhanced WebAssign to reinforce the necessary concepts and techniques she covers in her developmental mathematics courses, give step-by-step help as students work through the problems, provide immediate feedback on their answers, and increase levels of active involvement with homework assignments. The result? Improved grades and overall student satisfaction with the course. Read More…


With Enhanced WebAssign, Paul Morgan’s Students Are Better Prepared for Algebra Classes

It can be challenging to offer your College Algebra students all the motivation and individualized attention you’d like to give. But: you can provide skill-building practice, interactive tutorial support, and immediate feedback that encourages additional study—with the help of the online homework solution Enhanced Web Assign. Discover how Paul Morgan of College of Southern Idaho used Enhanced WebAssign to foster concept mastery, increase student engagement with the class and the material he covers, and promote students’ involvement in their own learning. Read More…