Improving Math Learning through Intelligent Tutoring and Basic Skills Training

Ivon Arroyo, Beverly Park Woolf, James M. Royer, Minghui Tai, Sara English

We studied the effectiveness of a math fact fluency tool integrated with an intelligent tutor as a means to improve student performance in math standardized tests. The study evaluated the impact of Math Facts Retrieval Training (MFRT) on 250 middle school students and analyzed the main effects of the training by itself and also as a supplement to the Wayang Tutoring System on easy and hard items of the test. Efficacy data shows improved student performance on tests and positive impact on mathematics learning. We also report on interaction effects of MFRT with student gender and incoming math ability.

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