ARI-LAB 2 is an open multi-environment
system for developing skills in solution to arithmetical
problems for children of the primary and the lower secondary
ARI-LAB 2 addresses two kinds of users:
the teacher and the pupil. By interacting with ARI-LAB
2, the pupil can build his own solution to some
arithmetical problems, by interacting with a structured
and interconnected set of environments of different kind.
These environment include:
Apart from the previous environments, the teacher has
also at his/her disposal an environment for planning and
customizing the educational activity with his/her students:
writing problem texts, constructing problem solutions,
examining and commenting the students’ work, configuring
the system for every student of his/her class.
In ARI-LAB 2 it is integrated a vocal
synthesizer for developing and validating the basic mathematical
skills (such as the counting, the coordination between
the oral and written representation and that in digits
of a number, the numerical equivalence, etc). There are
also some movies in Italian for deaf-and-dumb to adapt
the system to the specific demands of the deaf children.
The interface of ARI-LAB 2 is currently
available in three languages of the European Community:
Italian, English, and Spanish.