Walpole teachers get an 'assist' from homework software
Walpole, MA students are being encouraged to put down their books and spend more time in front of the computer.
Bird and Johnson Middle Schools students are using ASSISTments – software developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute that claims to make homework smarter, and students smarter in return.
Rather than pose a problem and then provide the correct answer if a student gets it wrong, ASSISTments walks a student through the problem step by step until the student realizes why their initial answer was wrong and the correct answer is right.
Students whose teachers use the software say it’s like taking their teacher home with them.