Mastering

Everything you need in an easy-to-use format

A flexible set of pre-built courses and assignments get you started quickly and can be used as they come or customised to fit your specific teaching needs.

A powerful gradebook

All scores are recorded for automatically graded assignments. Struggling students and challenging assignments are highlighted in red, giving you an at-a-glance view of potential hurdles in the course.

Diagnostics and insights that help you guide the class

With a single click, you can view charts that summarise the most difficult problems, identify vulnerable students, and indicate grade distribution and score improvement over the duration of the course.

Wrong-answer feedback personalised for each student

Using data gathered from all of the students using the programme, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to each student. Rather than simply providing feedback of the "right/wrong/try again" variety, Mastering guides students towards the correct final answer without giving it away.

Hints that offer clear guidance to students

Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding students to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, making it easier for students to complete the original problem.

Dynamic, best-in-class content

Mastering is continually improving based on data generated through classroom use, resulting in content that is driven by the performance of actual students. We make corrections to improve problems that have ambiguous answer choices, ineffectual detractors, or tricky language, and continue to strengthen each problem through ongoing review of the data generated by Mastering students.

"The skill building sets and tutorials are very beneficial to the students"

 

Dr Charmaine Arderne, University of Johannesburg