Abstract—ALEKS is a web-based intelligent tutoring system,
which is used in the higher education institutes to teach
post-secondary mathematics courses. The name ALEKS is an
acronym for Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces,
which indicates that this software provides learning
opportunities through frequent formative assessments. The
purpose of this paper is to investigate similarities and
differences between male and female students’ study habits and
perceptions about learning mathematics using this intelligent
tutoring software. Results of independent samples t-test
demonstrated that female students are more organized and
follow systematic study habits more often than male students.
Also the perceptions about the impact of ALEKS on their
learning were found to be different in male and female students.
Index Terms—Intelligent tutor, ALEKS, mathematics education, gender wise differences.
Anita Dani is with the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates (e-mail: Anita.Dani@hct.ac.ae).
Cite: Anita Dani, "Learning Mathematics with Intelligent Tutors: Gender Wise Similarity and Differences," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 218-222, 2018.