TinkerPlots Project

Developing tools and curricula for enhancing data analysis in the middle school
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Konold, Cliff
US National Science Foundation grant DRL-9818946
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In the TinkerPlots project, funded by the National Science Foundation, we created a software tool and curriculum materials for teaching data analysis and statistics in middle schools. The software we developed, called TinkerPlots, offers a construction set rather than a menu of ready-made graph types, and helps orient students and teachers to the inquiry-driven nature of data analysis. The development of TinkerPlots was done in collaboration with teams who developed comprehensive instructional materials for middle school mathematics.

The completed software package, named TinkerPlots, is commercially available from Key Curriculum Press.

NSF LogoThis project was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DRL-9818946). Opinions expressed here are those of the project staff and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.