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Posted Oct 17, 2007
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Hotmath, Inc. has added a new instant messaging feature to its Web site at displays hint-step explanations for the actual, odd-numbered homework problems used in more than 200 math textbooks used in U.S. middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Math Instant Messaging allows students to study together in real time over the internet.

Hotmath’s Math Instant Messaging allows students to collaborate on homework assignments online. Students use a pointer and “texting” while viewing Hotmath hint-step explanations of textbook homework problems. They can communicate via instant messaging and a shared pointer to move through teacher-prepared problem explanations.

The guided context of Hotmath for homework discussions helps students work through homework problems at a faster rate, according to the announcement. Students move a pointer to a location in a troublesome hint or step, and then use a text-window to ask or answer a question.

Hotmath offers hint-step explanations of questions found in today’s popular math textbooks. The company also offers practice tests for state exit exams, as well as Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2.

Source: Hotmath, Inc.,

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