As the new school year begins, elementary school teachers are now able to access a new, free online artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to strengthen their math instruction and help students learn at higher levels.

The IBM Foundation announced the availability of Teacher Advisor With Watson 1.0, software that uses Watson AI technology–trained by some of the nation’s leading math experts, with feedback from more than 1,000 teachers–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.

(Next page: Educators react to the new AI resource)


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