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# This is how Mathleaks works

4 June, 2024

Want to raise your math grade? Mathleaks makes your math studies much easier and at least a liiittle more fun. Here’s everything you need to know to understand how our platform works.

Here’s how: Mathleaks is a digital help tool for middle and high school students, available on our website or in our app. Here you get help to understand difficult topics from your courses or get solutions to your math textbook exercises, easily explained with pictures and interactive graphs.  All material is in alignment with the Common Core State Standards.

The cornerstone of our philosophy is that we are sure that you will learn more easily if you get help and fully understand one part before moving on to the next. And that you learn better and retain more if you have the solution explained to you, using short texts and diagrams.

That’s why Mathleaks helps you step-by-step, allowing you the opportunity to solve the problem yourself. The self-tests are automatically graded and the results give you an overview of exactly what you need to practice more. You are even shown which exercises in your textbook you should complete in order to move forward in your math skills development.Everything is gathered in your own digital classroom in the personal profile you created.

But to have the solution explained to a math problem, isn’t that cheating? Nah. Not at all. Just like how your teacher explains the solution during class, Mathleaks helps you crack the code to different types of math problems. And this by practicing with the help of having the solutions – wherever and whenever you want. Then you can shine with your new knowledge when it’s time for graded math tests.

The basic idea behind our method is taken from the educational psychologist John Sweller and his theory of Cognitive Load. In it, he argues that standard problem solving causes inefficient learning and can therefore be advantageously replaced by studying with solutions. Read the research article here.

If you are not interested in reading a long, complicated research article, one of our users, Max, describes the same thing in this article when he compares our method to following a recipe.

In short: Life is too short to waste time looking for lost socks and watching bad TV shows or for math to be more complicated and take more time than it actually needs to.

Here’s how it works:

3. Then get started studying! Choose whether you want to study theory, do exercises or read solutions. You can also take tests for all of the topics covered by the Common Core State Standards of your course.

### This is what you can find in Mathleaks:

Math Glossary: Explanations of math vocabulary, theories, and concepts from all available courses.

eCourses: Interactive tutorials, exercises, and tests (Pssst. Your teacher can lock the material during class time via the study mode button in the side menu. All materials here are printable).

Exercises: Algebra, geometry, statistics…you choose what you want to practice.

Self-tests: You can test yourself and get personal statistics on how you are doing in a course, and get tips on what you need to revise and practice.

What type of subscription should I choose?

Free – For those who want to try Mathleaks and get access to a limited number of services, such as solutions to the procedural exercises in your textbook.

On-Demand – For those who want to pay a one-time fee only for what you want to use.

### Fact box

Remember that digital tools do not have to completely replace the traditional ones, it is entirely up to each individual user how you want to use the service. Don’t forget that the whole world is full of math and it can be extremely useful to look up sometimes – from textbooks, your messy notebooks, and even digital tools.

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