In New College Algebra Approach, Computers Take Over

Alexzandria Siprian, a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington who is double majoring in Spanish and theater, is not a math person. Early in her college career, she squeaked through her required algebra course with a D.

Siprian said that her professor was very difficult to understand, but she also blames herself “because I never tried to get help,” she said. “They have tutoring services, but I never took advantage of it.”

Her experience is not unique. Of the 1,041 UT-Arlington students who took college algebra in the spring 2011 semester, only about 47 percent ...

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