Welcome to ALEKS, one of the most powerful educational tools available
business math. ALEKS combines
advanced learning technology
with the flexibility of the Internet, and provides an interactive tutoring
system with unmatched features and capabilities.
The innovative features of ALEKS open new horizons for
educators and learners alike in any educational context. The ALEKS
course management system enables
instructors to efficiently monitor student progress and provide
focused instruction. With its unprecedented use of Artificial Intelligence,
ALEKS determines quickly and precisely what your students know and
what they need to learn, guiding them down individualized learning paths
to mastery. The syllabi used are customizable, letting you conveniently
add or subtract topics. As ALEKS is accessed on the Internet,
no complicated technical preparation is needed---and your students can
work at any time, from home, from work, or from the classroom!
ALEKS can also be integrated with a variety of McGraw-Hill/Irwin textbooks.
The benefits of using ALEKS are dramatic.
Students work in a dynamic, interactive learning environment
on precisely those materials that they are individually ready
to learn, building momentum toward mastery. Students can access their
ALEKS account around their own schedules and work on what they are
ready to learn now. It is the personalized, "just-in-time" learning system.
ALEKS may be used in a variety of classroom situations---whether in
a traditional classroom, or in a self-directed or distance-learning
ALEKS is sold to the student as a subscription. The student
purchases a User's Guide with Student Access Code
, usually through a
bookstore or online. Using the Student Access Code along with the Course Code
provided by the instructor, the student registers on the ALEKS
ALEKS can be adopted in one of two ways:
ALEKS may be adopted as a supplement to a McGraw-Hill textbook.
In this case, the student subscription cost is similar to the cost of
a traditional print supplement, such as a study guide or student solutions
manual. Students will need to purchase a McGraw-Hill textbook
bundled with the User's Guide with Student Access Code.
ALEKS may be adopted as a stand-alone item. In this case, the
instructor adopts ALEKS alone, and the students purchase the
User's Guide with Student Access Code for about the cost of
a traditional textbook.
This Instructor's Manual is intended to provide complete
information on the functioning of ALEKS. A description of its
contents can be found in Chapter 1.
Please also take time to explore the ALEKS website; it is a
valuable source of information
Fig. 3.2). The website includes tours,
overviews of ALEKS course products, troubleshooting and support
information, training resources, and user guides. It also contains
information on the theory and research behind ALEKS, forums for the
exchange of ideas with other educators, and brief, recorded on-line
training segments. To find the resources specific to the educational
field you are in, click on the appropriate link on the ALEKS