Memphis Commercial Appeal – Jane Roberts
Erika Northcutt, 18, has not had a math class since she was a junior in high school, more than two years ago. The freshman at the University of Memphis was anxious enough about college calculus that she considered changing her major. Nearly three weeks into the semester, her calculus homework scores are averaging 98 percent, she’s confident she can pass and plans to register for calculus 2. “I think I can get an A, actually,” she says, relief shining in her eyes. The secret is a computerized math tutorial system, MyMathLab by Pearson, which the university adopted in 2008.