For a currently-active project or current institute member.
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.
Tools and Materials for Learning Data Modeling
Students playing computer games generate large quantities of rich, interesting, highly variable data that mostly evaporates into the ether when the game ends.
What if in a classroom setting, data from games students played remained accessible to them for analysis?
This project complements and provides input to our visual modeling strategies in science teaching
project by attempting to understand model construction and learning processes in expert scientists, with an emphasis on the roles of analogy, imagery, and thought experiments.
Finding principles of instruction for developing students' visualizable models in science
This NSF-funded project seeks principles of instruction for developing students' visualizable models in science, including design principles for curriculum development, technological tools, and new pedagogical principles.