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Usable Math is an open educational resource that provides interactive problem solving practice for 3rd through 6th grade students who are learning mathematical reasoning and computation through word problems. The site features four virtual coaches -- Estella Explainer, Chef Math Bear, How to Hound, & Visual Vicuna -- who offer reading, computation, strategy, and visual strategies for solving problems. The coaches offer hints and feedback to support a wide range of problem solving strategies for students with different levels of knowledge.
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elementary math education, intelligent tutoring, math problem solving
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Maloy, Robert W.; Edwards, Sharon; Gattupalli, Sai; and Shea, Sara, "Usable Math" (2022). Digital Choice Boards and Interactive Learning Materials for Teachers and Students. 52.