Technology Platforms

Team

  • Joel Jacob, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Tang Fellow (Continuing) 
  • Bill Scott, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Tang Fellow

Focus Area: Creativity & Innovation



The Tang Institute will continue to support the development of two technology platforms that are enhancing mathematics instruction at Andover and in partner schools:

  • Academy Compass (Compass) enables students to take placement exams on an efficient, online testing platform in mathematics and other academic subjects. This effort provides an opportunity to pilot the Compass platform with partner schools and to understand its use in diverse, new contexts.
  • Andover Math Problems (AMP): The aim is for AMP to serve as a playground where faculty and students can collaborate on problems and solutions and practice academic skills; to support the authoring of content for other academic subjects; and to build an API to integrate with external platforms. There are now more than 3,000 math problems stored in AMP, used for math tests deployed on behalf of six different organizations. Current work is focused on the potential for AMP to serve the needs of a larger audience.