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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Online Mathematics Homework Program to Begin Research Studies | T.H.E. Journal

"A free, online math learning platform developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received two separate grants totalling $7 million from the Institute for Educational Services (IES), part of the United States Department of Education (ED)" inform Sri Ravipati, Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology.

Photo: ASSISTments.

The funding will be used to further test ASSISTments, which has shown can lead to significant gains on standardized math tests.

The tool was designed to provide homework help to students, offering immediate feedback on problems sets to encourage them not to repeat mistakes. It is also made to give teachers more insight into problem areas, sending them a report that shows what areas require extra practice.

Previously, a two-year study of ASSISTments conducted by SRI Education with a $3.5 million IES grant sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the tool for math homework. With assistance from the University of Maine, the study involved 2,850 students in grade 7 at 44 Maine public schools, with a control group that used the tool on iPads and laptops. Students in the ASSISTments group scored approximately 75 percent higher than students in the schools not using the program...

ASSISTments: a free web-based tool for improving homework and classwork
Learn more about the tool by watching the video below or visiting the ASSISTments site

Source: T.H.E. Journal and ASSISTments Channel (YouTube)

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