Statistics Education Research Group (Konold et al.)
Software for dynamic data exploration
TinkerPlots is a data visualization and modeling tool developed for use by middle school students and published by Key Curriculum
TinkerPlots is especially useful for mathematics teachers striving to teach students data analysis in line with recommendations of the NCTM's Curriculum Standards
, the Common Core State Standards
for Probability and Statistics and to inquiry-based science classrooms where students collect and analyze data as part of formulating and testing their own hypotheses.
The new version of TinkerPlots (TinkerPlots 2.1) has been released.
Most importantly, we've made TinkerPlots 2.1 a lot more stable. We've fixed a large number of bugs, both major and minor.
Data Games Summer Workshop was held at SRRI on August 6 - 10, 2012. This weeklong teacher workshop was conducted to prepare a cohort of teachers for classroom field-test this year.
TinkerPlots is "particularly well suited to inquiry learning" and "the flexibility and ease of use of the program lend themselves to students exploring and developing questions of their own about data sets." For more on one person's perspective of the power of TinkerPlots 2.0 in supporting student learning, see the review at learn2inquire.com