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Understanding Proportional Relationships with the Proximity Data Game
In the Fall as Middle School and Algebra 1 teachers look for activities to develop students’ understandings of proportional relationships, they may turn to measuring scale diagrams or using springs. One of KCP Technologies’ new online Data Games called Proximity … Continue reading
What’s the Appropriate Role for the Teacher when using Computer Games?
I had the privilege this year of participating in the CADRE Fellows program of NSF’s Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, and met a number of colleagues in the program whose projects, like our Data Games project, are exploring the classroom … Continue reading
Preparing Tomorrow’s Data Scientists Through Data Games
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Big Data’s Problem: Little Talent,” the technology industry faces a major dearth of employees with strong data analysis skills. The article quotes a 2011 study by McKinsey: A significant constraint on realizing … Continue reading
“Data Games”—Getting the Math Right in Math Games
As a parent and math educator, I’m always on the lookout for highquality, fun apps that help my sons and other young people develop their understanding of math. There are a large number of math games for mobile devices and … Continue reading
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