The
BrainTrax System is not just for students.
It is also for teachers. Not
all schools have access to the same highquality mathematics resources. Any Missouri school that has internet capability can
obtain access to the BrainTrax learning materials, such as the content,
worksheets, and even sample exams. Why the BrainTrax System
exists This
BrainTrax System exists for one reason only:
To enhance student success at Missouri S&T. Every
student attending our university requires instruction in mathematics. Many of them have no problems with the
material. Of the ones that have
trouble, many can struggle through the courses. However, there is a significant percentage
of students who cannot grasp the material.
These struggling students are our primary market segment. Our
materials are written for the struggling student. We put the concepts in language they can
understand. We also use this
navigation tool (the Brain) because it associates math concepts for the
student. For whatever reason, it appears
that our system works, and makes a difference in the student success rate
(in lower level math courses, anyway) at our university. Additionally,
we have determined that students who use our system in juniorhigh and
seniorhigh level algebra instruction can also benefit significantly from
using the BrainTrax System. We expose
students to rigorous mathematical thinking, training them to not only compute
answers, but understand the answers they obtain in the context of the problem. Many of the examples provided in the
BrainTrax System are based on realworld situations, requiring a realworld,
handson approach to solving them. Below
are a few links to other resources for teachers. We do have a few
requirements teachers must follow in order to fully utilize our system. The Algebra Brain in a Nutshell is a
complete summary of the Algebra Brain in a printable document form (*.pdf). It also
contains lesson plans for several of the Basic level thoughts as well as
worksheets to supplement classroom instruction. All of these are provided free of charge to
Missouri school teachers.

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