IBM's Free Math Tool for Teachers
Elementary school teachers in Massachusetts and across the United States are now able to access a new, free online tool, designed by and for teachers, to find highly targeted and standards-aligned math resources to support kindergarten through fifth grade instruction.
TeacherAdvisor.org uses IBM’s Watson technology, which has been trained by leading math experts, to provide educators with targeted recommendations from a library of over 2,000 high-quality lesson plans, activities, proven teaching strategies, and videos, all specially chosen to meet teachers’ needs.
Teacher Advisor is a philanthropic initiative from the IBM International Foundation, who collaborated closely with teachers, education leaders, and providers of best-in-class content to develop a robust platform to help reach young learners of all ability levels. Educators seeking to master new skills and / or find supplementary lessons and activities for students at varying skill levels, can use Teacher Advisor to:
• Type in a math concept or topic to quickly find, review, and download recommended resources
• Toggle between grade levels to see topic-aligned resources for learners above or below grade-level
• View standards alignment for a given lesson or activity (as well as review standard pre- and post-requisites)
• Learn about proven-effective teaching strategies and techniques that can help bring lessons to life.
The Teacher Advisor Watson team welcomes any and all feedback, which can be entered in the tool after signing up. You can also view a short teacher-led demo video here.