Now, a dose of AI to keep ‘mathophobia’ at bay

Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla Mumbai | Updated on April 08, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI), which is pushing the boundaries of many industries, is also changing the face of the education tech segment.

A customised math-learning solution built using AI is one such application that is promising to make the lives of many a student much easier.

Realising the potential of AI, Edtech company CarveNiche Technologies recently teamed up with Microsoft to roll out its customisable math-learning solution ‘beGalileo’ for students between Classes 1 and 10.

The solution covers over 300 concepts, including algebraic thinking, geometry, data-handling and measurements.

Avneet Makkar, founder and CEO of CarveNiche Technologies, told BusinessLine: “At the heart of the system lies a knowledge graph, constructed using detailed learning outcomes. It covers all the maths concepts in the entire curriculum till Grade 10.”

“Once the child enrols for the class, she/he is required to take a diagnostic test called ‘Midas’. The results of Midas are used to build a profile based on strengths, weaknesses, interests and knowledge level. This profile is used to customise the learning material,” she added. The approach helps to identify the pre-requisites a child need to be taught before embarking on teaching/learning a new concept,” she added.

“Once the student starts learning, the system will show different problems appropriate to his/her skill-set. As the student answers, the system analyses the response to determine where he/she has gone wrong or misunderstood a step. The next question will address the misunderstood fact,” said Makkar.

The system’s recommendations will continuously calibrate the path and pace of a student’s learning.

Alternatively, for students who have mastered a concept, the system’s intelligence will help challenge themselves by giving higher order application-oriented questions.

Global application

The concept is hosted on Microsoft Azure cloud and can be accessed by students and schools on any device, globally.

Alok Lall, Partner Technology Lead, Microsoft India, said the partnership is in-line with its commitment to promote STEM education. He added that the simple-to-integrate AI services on Microsoft cloud will make CarveNiche’s solution accessible and personalised for every child.

Published on April 05, 2019

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