Ways to Try Mathscribe
Before your school adopts our interactive textbooks, you may want to use them on a trial
basis. If so, we recommend you choose from the following approaches:
- Try Mathscribe on an entire class. Have one teacher use at least a few consecutive
lessons and exercises with at least one class.
- Teach our Common Core Algebra
Preparation course in summer school.
- Use Mathscribe with a class of students who failed the course when using a paper
textbook. While teaching these students can be challenging, teachers who have followed
our guidelines have had good success with this.
- Have two or three top students complete one or more Mathscribe chapters on their
own. Even top students will need help occasionally, but not much, and they will love
learning with Mathscribe.
See our list of courses to get started.
Benefits of Using Mathscribe
- Dramatically reduce teacher workloads — everything is checked and graded
- Students will be much more engaged, and will learn and understand more.
- Our courses cover all the Common Core standards rigorously and thoroughly.
- Start at the beginning of the course if possible, or else at the beginning of a chapter.
This is even more important than with a paper textbook.
- Don’t skip any lessons or exercises. Have students work at their own pace, and when they
finish a lesson or exercise have them start the next one.
- Track your students’ progress in the classroom and the online gradebook. Walk around your
classroom, and see what’s on everyone’s screen and how they’re doing. Tell your students
that their work will count in their course grade, and how to check their progress from the
My Classes page. (From there, they can each see their own line
in the class gradebook.)
- Help students when they get stuck. Familiarize yourself with each lesson before most of
the class reaches it, and also encourage students to help each other.
For more details, see our advice for teachers