WhaleWatch: An Intelligent Multimedia Math Tutor
Ivon Arroyo, Joseph E. Beck, Beverly P. Woolf, Carole R. Beal, David M. Hart, University of Massachusetts, United States
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, ISBN 978-1-880094-34-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Mathematics training is essential for participation in science and engineering careers, yet many students, especially girls, dislike and avoid math, and are therefore unprepared for university science majors and graduate programs. The goal of this project is to increase students' interest in math and their confidence in their ability to learn math through an intelligent, model-based multimedia tutor, WhaleWatch. Based on a dynamically updated student model, WhaleWatch selects problems of appropriate difficulty and provides help and instruction as needed. The results of several evaluation studies indicate that WhaleWatch had a positive impact on students' math self concept and beliefs in the value of learning mathematics. These results also suggest beneficial tutor modifications that will be incorporated WhaleWatch's successor, AnimalWatch.
Arroyo, I., Beck, J.E., Woolf, B.P., Beal, C.R. & Hart, D.M. (1999). WhaleWatch: An Intelligent Multimedia Math Tutor. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (pp. 565-570). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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