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A Meta-Cognitive Computer-based Tutor for High-School Algebra

, , Stottler Henke Associates, Inc., United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Algebra is an important high-school subject and serves as a gateway to higher math education. Yet many students struggle with Algebra and are left behind. This paper describes a computer-based Algebra tutor for use in tandem with classroom instruction to provide adaptive practice with problem-solving skills. This tutor is designed so as to reify the problem-solving process to the student and bring it to their awareness. This is accomplished in the problem-solving environment that supports each problem with helper sub-problems that are organized in a meta-cognitive framework. The tutor also adapts instruction to provide optimal challenge to each student. In addition, the tutor adapts the interface to provide help suggestions to students who have difficulties solving problems. The tutor is currently being evaluated.


Ramachandran, S. & Stottler, R. (2003). A Meta-Cognitive Computer-based Tutor for High-School Algebra. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 911-914). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 22, 2019 from .



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