IBM Joins With Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Ford Foundation, And Carnegie Corporation to Help Students Tackle Math
Today, the IBM (NYSE: IBM) Foundation announced the availability of Teacher Advisor With Watson 1.0, software that uses Watson artificial intelligence technology– trained by some of the nation’s leading math experts, with feedback from more than 1,000 teachers across dozens of US states – to provide elementary school teachers with targeted math resources for their kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.
Faced with the pressures of limited time, higher academic standards, diverse student needs, and the responsibility to teach many subjects and multiple grade levels, elementary school teachers have expressed a critical need for easy-to-use, well-designed math resources and ongoing support. Even with the best resources, many teachers lack dedicated coaching and struggle to target effective teaching strategies that help students improve their proficiency in math, a linchpin academic subject.
Teacher Advisor With Watson was designed to help address these challenges by providing elementary school educators with access to more than 1,000 high quality math lessons, top teaching strategies, and videos -- all powered by Watson’s ability to deliver targeted recommendations. This one-stop resource empowers teachers to make more informed decisions on the best approach for their students. Teachers seeking to master new skills or prepare instruction for their students at multiple skill and grade levels can easily. . .