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about how students need to be taught. An intelligent tutor assesses the differences
between students’ understanding of a domain and the expert knowledge base it
has stored. Then based on a model of students’ understanding, the intelligent tutor
provides assistance that is tailored to students’ understanding.
Discover is an example of an intelligent tutor for teaching secondary
students and adults how to solve story problems (Steele & Steele, 1999). Through
Discover, students learn the following steps for solving story problems.
• Read and say the question. • List important information. • Make a picture. • Choose the operation. • Estimate the answer. 43 • Write the equation. • Solve the equation. • Check your answer. Discover is based on the Strategic Interventions Model (SIM) for strategy
learning (Lenz, Ellis & Scanlon, 1996). Students are assessed to determine their
initial level of expertise, and then they are exposed to a series of teaching modules
based on their existing knowledge and their performance within the program. As a
result, the tutoring is t...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08