Evaluation of animal watch: An intelligent tutoring system for arithmetic and fractions

Carole R. Beal, Ivon M. Arroyo, Paul R. Cohen, Beverly P. Woolf

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    Three studies were conducted with middle school students to evaluate a web-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) for arithmetic and fractions. The studies involved pre and post test comparisons, as well as group comparisons to assess the impact of the ITS on students' math problem solving. Results indicated that students improved from pre to post test after working with the ITS, whereas students who simply repeated the tests showed no improvement. Students who had more sessions with the ITS improved more than those with less access to the software. Improvement was greatest for students with the weakest initial math skills, who were also most likely to use the multimedia help resources for learning that were integrated into the software.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)64-77
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Interactive Online Learning
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Science Applications


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