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NCTM Indianapolis Regional, 11:00 am - noon, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, Indianapolis, IN
NCTM Richmond Regional, 8:00 am- 9:00 am, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, Richmond, VA
NCTM Houston Regional, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, Houston, TX

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The mission of our organization is to improve the quality of mathematical education, enhance the transfer of mathematical thinking into other classes, and increase students’ ability to apply rigorous mathematics outside the classroom. Our primary tool for carrying out this mission is “math machines”—simple devices which give an immediate, physical, dynamic expression to “abstract” mathematical equations. FIRST TIME HERE? You might want to read the rationale behind this project and view photos and evaluations from past workshops.

 

 

What's New? 

August 11, 2014.
We just completed the 5-day summer component of the 2014 Math Machines workshop. This was the first workshop at which participants received 4 different Math Machines which can all be controlled with either a Windows computer or a TI-84 family calculator:

• RGB Color Mixer/Go Watch,
• RC Controller,
• Function Plane, and
• the new LACI Smart Cart.

It was a great group of teachers, and Bob and I look forward to on-going collaboration with them and the school districts they represent.

Check out the new YouTube video showing highlights of the workshop, the equipment and the software. Exciting events include a runaway RC vehicle, but there is also the first ever demonstration of LACI's ability to achieve precise graph-matching motions with both the graph and the motion controls displayed on-screen simultaneously.

Activities this fall will include presentations at regional meetings of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) in Indiana, Virginia and Texas, plus preparation of articles about Math Machines for science and technology education journals. We would love to include examples about your students' use of Math Machines. The newest version of Math Machines computer and calculator software is scheduled for general release and free download in September.

archives of past "What's new?"

  Function Plane
for the SensorDAQ from Vernier Software & Technology

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Getting Results
Bob Chaney and Math Machines are featured in Getting Results, a new program from WGBH and the League for Innovation in the Community College. Click here for the program.
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