Querium sound bites

“Before Querium, this student would have etched the wrong thing into his brain.
But with Querium’s StepWise engine, his error is caught right away,
saving him confusion and frustration later.”

-Dr. Elaine Rich,
Distinguished Sr. Lecturer
The University of Texas at Austin

  • Student Centered – Using the power of AI and data to teach students at their own pace

  • Research Focused – Bringing the latest AI and pedagogy research to improve student success

  • Best Practices – Based on the experience of expert classroom teachers

We partner with leading education systems and NGOs to bring the power of StepWise to millions of students across the Americas.  Please contact us to discuss how we can help your achieve your objectives for improving the state of education in your region.

We’re graduates, former faculty, and researchers at some of the world’s best educational institutions

Our staff includes PhDs in Artificial Intelligence and in Mathematics from leading universities in the US and the UK.

  • Real Classroom Experience – Experience in teaching math to students in middle school, high school, and college.

  • Data-Driven – We base our products on data from real students

  • Actionable Insights – Information produced by StepWise informs data-driven teaching and learning

We use math education graduate students and real students in testing StepWise.  Data from real students drives improvements to the technology in StepWise.

At A Glance

StepWiseTM AI
Launched: 2014
Languages: English, Spanish
Platforms: Web, Android, iOS
Countries: U.S.A., Canada, Mexico
Cost: Free for students, parents and teachers
Areas of Study: Mathematics, Computer Science
Pre-algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Computer Science Logic
Users 75,000
High Schools Schools: 250
Universities and Colleges 50
Technologies: MathematicaTM
Open edXTM
Python, Django, ReactJS
Amazon Web ServicesTM

The StepWise Team

The founding team at Querium has extensive experience building and leading successful startup companies in education, software, and product development.

Kent Fuka
Kent FukaFounder & CEO
Elaine Kant, PhD
Elaine Kant, PhDChief Scientist, AAAI Fellow
Evan Baatarjav, PhD
Evan Baatarjav, PhDA.I. Engineer
Douglas Quinney, PhD
Douglas Quinney, PhDProfessor Emeritus, Keele University
Maria Robinson, PhD
Maria Robinson, PhDA.I. Engineer, Math Coordinator
Lawrence McDaniel
Lawrence McDanielFull Stack Developer

Contributors to StepWise

Many thanks to those who contributed to the creation of StepWise.

Patti Smith
Patti SmithCo-Founder
Ursula Wolz, PhD
Ursula Wolz, PhDA.I. Developer
Sarah Powell, PhD
Sarah Powell, PhDMath Education Professor
Patty C Hill
Patty C HillMath Department Chair
Cathy Yenca
Cathy YencaMathematics Teacher
Lauren Fuka
Lauren FukaMathematics Question Editor
Jerri LaMirand
Jerri LaMirandDirector of Math & Science Curriculum
Jim Van Riper
Jim Van RiperSoftware Architect
Colin Lowry
Colin LowryProducer-Editor
Jennifer Bullard
Jennifer BullardSenior Producer
James Werner
James WernerBusiness Development Advisor
Alan May
Alan MaySoftware Architect
Aruni Gunasegram
Aruni GunasegramClient Services Advisor


The research team is led by Elaine Kant, a former AI professor and Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.  The team includes PhDs in A.I. and in Mathematics.


StepWise collects data on student performance on each step of a problem solution, giving instructors, administrators, and parents actionable insights into student thinking and problem-solving skills.


StepWise allows students to solve math problems just as they would in the real world.  Students enter each step of their solution step-by-step and receive immediate feedback on the correctness of their step.  Students are free to use any valid sequence of math steps to solve the problem, just as they would in real life.

Open Resources

StepWise math products make use of Open Education Resources and Open-Source Software.

Discover The Future

We are a student-focused company committed to helping all students succeed in math.