Betsy Barerra works with students in small groups to help them master content as part of the Reasoning Mind curriculum at Stonewall-Flanders Elementary School. Photo by Bekah McNeel
When mathematician Alex Khachatryan and his wife, a petroleum engineer, fled to the United States from the Soviet Union in the 1980s, they enrolled their son in public school, where they were soon troubled by the lack of rigor in his math class.
“They loved everything they found in America, except math education,” said James Talarico, Central Texas executive director of Reasoning Mind, a Houston-based math software company.
Khachatryan was working on artificial intelligence research at Texas A&M University, and wondered if he could find a way to apply that technology to math instruction, bringing the most innovative and effective teaching to every student via simulation and freeing teachers to do more high-touch instruction.
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