Tag Archives: Math learning

EAGER: Teaching Computational Thinking through Programming Wearable Devices as Finite State Machines

12/1/16-11/30/18 PIs: Ivon Arroyo, Kathryn Fisler, Erin Ottmar Worcester Polytechnic Institute Award Details This research project will use cell phone technology and SmartWatches to train middle school students in public schools in computational thinking and mathematics, by having children create such augmented reality games with math related challenges. This new genre of embodied technologies (mobile […]

DIP: Graphical Model Construction by System Decomposition: Increasing the Utility of Algebra Story Problem Solving

9/1/16-8/31/19 PIs: Kurt VanLehn, Jon Wetzel, Fabio Augusto Milner Arizona State University Award Details This project studies a new genre of learning technology that may remove a notorious bottleneck in STEM education: mathematical model construction. These days, computers can solve complex mathematical problems, but humans must still define the problem for the computer, which is […]

EXP: Linguistic Analysis and a Hybrid Human-Automatic Coach for Improving Math Identity

9/1/16-8/31/19 PIs: Jaclyn Ocumpaugh, Scott Crossley, Ryan Baker, Victor Kostyuk, Leigh Mingle Teachers College, Columbia University Award Details This project addresses the effect of students’ social identity on learning, an important factor in math and science education. Specifically, it will advance the scientific understanding of math identity (i.e. “I’m (not) a math person”) by studying […]

Collaborative Research: An impact study to examine the efficacy of a mathematics professional development program for elementary teachers

9/1/15-8/31/19 PIs: Daniel Heck, Horizon Research Inc (Award Details) Paola Sztajn, North Carolina State University (Award Details) The project will develop and research the impact of an expanded model for mathematics professional development (PD) for elementary second and third grade teachers. It builds on the NSF-funded project, All Included in Mathematics (AIM). The PD is […]

Collaborative Research: Investigating How English Language Learners Use Dynamic Representational Technology to Participate in Middle School Mathematical Practices

PIs: Philip Vahey, Savitha Moorthy, Teresa Lara-Meloy, SRI International (Award Details) Tracey Noble, TERC Inc. (Award Details) The goal of the project is to bring together research about English-language learners with the use of dynamic representational technology for middle school quantitative reasoning. Dynamic representation technology allows learners to work with multiple representations of a problem […]

DIP: ‘Hard Fun’ Learning Mathematics: Stimulating Number Sense

PIs: Daphne Bavelier, Justin Halberda, Alan Gershenfeld, Michael Angst, Michael Levine University of Rochester Award Detail This project focuses on development of number sense in 7 to 11 year old students through a 3D action game that will train the brain. The project tests a hypothesis that playing a number-sense action game can help children […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Gesture Enhancement of Virtual Agent Mathematics Tutors

PI: Dor Abrahamson, University of California-Berkeley (Award Details) Michael Neff, University of California-Davis (Award Details) In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EXP project, PIs from computer science and mathematics education are collaborating to investigate the use of gestures by teachers (both human and virtual) and learners in support of mathematics learning. They are investigating the ways […]

EXP: RUI: Exploring Spatial-Temporal Anchored Collaboration in Asynchronous Learning Experiences

PIs: Brian Dorn, Larissa Schroeder, Kevin Ball University of Nebraska at Omaha Award Details The researchers on this project are developing and studying a web-based multi-media platform that will allow special-temporal annotations intended for collaboration in post-secondary courses. The use of digital web-hosted media is becoming increasingly commonplace and important in postsecondary educational environments. Instructors […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: A cyber-ensemble of inversion, immersion, collaborative workspaces, query and media-making in mathematics classrooms

PI: Eric Hamilton, Pepperdine University (Award Details) Wayne Ward, Ronald Cole, Boulder Language Technologies (Award Details) In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EXP project, the PIs focus on designing classrooms as collaborative workspaces and learning how such learning environments can foster learning well. They are addressing these issues in high school mathematics classrooms. Learners view videos […]