Gradarius Understands Calculus...
and Its Challenges
GradariusTM is an innovative Calculus learning platform developed by Distinguished Mathematician Dr. Alexei Miasnikov, together with Dr. Alex Myasnikov and his colleagues from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Designed to help students master Calculus concepts for deeper understanding, Gradarius assists each student at every step of the learning process — offering immediate feedback, guiding problem solving, pointing out mistakes and providing hints.
In 2010, Dr. Miasnikov and his colleagues wanted to improve how Calculus was taught in the Mathematics department at Stevens. Being an institution focused on engineering and science, they turned to technology. After evaluating a large number of commercially available online Math systems, they were disappointed to find that most of these systems only covered Algebra, Geometry or Trigonometry. The few systems that covered Precalculus and Calculus were mostly focused on students providing only a final answer with multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank formats. Dr. Miasnikov and his colleagues observed that students liked the online systems, but were not adequately learning Calculus.
With most existing Math software focused on students providing only a final answer, Gradarius was designed knowing that students need to solve problems in a detailed step-by-step manner and be intellectually challenged throughout the process.