Active Research Projects

Research Fuels Our Development

We actively participate in the scientific community to stay on the leading edge of research. Evidence of what is most effective in serving how students think, learn, and apply new math knowledge forms the basis of our curricula.

Our Active Projects in the Scientific Community


Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center

  • Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • A partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, among others, that uses field experimentation and data mining to improve the effectiveness of educational technology.


Cognition and Student Learning 

  • Funded by U.S. Department of Education
  • Led by Co-Founder John R. Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Uses functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and cognitive modeling to better understand the processes students use when learning to solve equations.

Hyper-Personalized Intelligent Tutoring

  • Funded by the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
  • Partnership with Carnegie Mellon University focusing on how we can improve tutoring interactions by taking into account non-cognitive factors (including personality variables, preferences, and attributes like persistence and attitudes towards learning).