Why the BrainTrax Project exists
This project exists for one reason only: To enhance student success at UMR.
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.