PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carnegie Learning announced today that its flagship software solution, MATHia®, has been awarded “Best Artificial Intelligence Solution” in the 2019 EdTech Awards. MATHia is a smarter math learning software that uses artificial intelligence and cognitive science to mirror a human tutor better than any other software. It provides a truly 1:1 personalized learning experience for every student, supporting students who are struggling while challenging those who are ready for more, all at the same time.
A Smarter Math Software That Knows What Students Are Thinking
Other adaptive learning math programs have only one kind of adaptivity, known as knowledge tracing, which selects the next problem for a student based on the answer given. MATHia adapts differently. It uses knowledge tracing and model tracing, which looks at the student’s actual problem-solving process, to provide adaptive guidance and support to each student based on how they are answering problems. The combination of these approaches enables MATHia to focus on the process, not just the result or answer.
Artificial Intelligence Supporting Teachers
Carnegie Learning is also focused on building AI that helps teachers be more efficient and effective in the classroom. For example, MATHia’s new LiveLab tool empowers teachers with in-the-moment, actionable data to effectively manage students working in the software during a classroom lab. Teachers no longer have to wonder how students are doing in the software or which ones need help in the moment – they know instantly. Dynamic indicators show which students are working or idle at all times, while alerts let teachers know which students may need additional support. Teachers can also get live notifications to help them assist students who are having trouble mastering specific skills or completing certain activities, or to recognize students for hitting content progression milestones.
Why AI is Critical
There’s an urgency behind the acceleration of AI and teacher-focused tools like LiveLab. According to 2017 NAEP assessments, 66% of 8th graders and 75% of 12th graders did not reach Proficient in mathematics.1 Carnegie Learning is addressing this issue by offering the smartest, most adaptive math solution on the market.
“Today’s teachers are looking for technology that helps them do what they do best—teach,” said Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. “The AI that powers MATHia isn’t simple yes/no software. It’s the closest thing we have to a human coach, sitting alongside every student, encouraging and teaching them all at the same time.”
“Since its founding, Carnegie Learning has been a leader in applying artificial intelligence to education,” said Dr. Steven Ritter, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist. “This award represents a recognition of how we have continued to use AI and advanced data science to improve the effectiveness of our software and provide teachers with insights into their students' thinking.”
Now in its 9th year, the EdTech Awards is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech and those who soon will be.
“Nearly a decade in, The EdTech Awards persists in its salute,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the program. “And nearly a decade in, the people driving edtech forward persist in their passion to improve learning. The EdTech Awards 2019 celebrates edtech’s best and brightest all year long; innovators, leaders, and trendsetters who are shaping the future of learning.”
For more information on the EdTech Awards, visit http://edtechdigest.com.
For more information on MATHia, visit www.carnegielearning.com/MATHia.
ABOUT CARNEGIE LEARNING, INC.
Carnegie Learning is a comprehensive, dynamic and progressive learning technology company. Advocating a belief in teaching and determination to help students develop as learners and thinkers, Carnegie Learning is seeking to re-define the role of technology across the K-12 landscape. Its STEM division delivers: research-proven mathematics curriculum and the MATHia® platform for grades 6-12; project-based digital solutions for computer science; and best-in-class K-12 professional learning services. Its EMC School division offers blended learning solutions for world languages, literature, and language arts. For more information please visit: www.carnegielearning.com and www.emcp.com.