SAiL-M - Semi-automatic Analysis of Individual Learning Processes in Mathematics

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In university courses with hundreds of participants, it is impossible for the tutors to take extensive care of each student. On the other hand, completely automated learning environments often do not offer the feedback that weaker students require in order to catch up. Therefore, the goal of the BMBF project SAiL-M is to develop concepts and tools that allow for a semi-automated analysis of individual learning processes in mathematics and other disciplines.

During the last year, we developed interactive tools supporting the user in mathematical exercises, such as proving geometric theorems or transforming terms in set algebra. In cooperation with our partners in Schwäbisch Gmünd, we integrated interactive visualizations based on the Cinderella Dynamic Geometry System. A Jacareto module allows to evaluate the student’s learning process.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within its program for empirical research in education.