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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? 

April 10, 2014.
Registration is continuing for the Math Machines workshop to be held at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, August 4-8, 2014. The leaders will be Bob Chaney (a 2013 US Professor of the Year) and Fred Thomas. Participants will receive 3 Math Machines: a Function Plane, an RGB Color Mixer and the new Linear Programmable Vehicle. (Stuffed figures may vary, but one will be included.)

The LPV is a smaller, sportier, more energy-efficient descendant of SAM that can be operated with either a Windows computer or a TI-83/84 calculator. Participants will receive both a CBL2 calculator interface and a SensorDAQ computer interface.

Thanks to funding from Ohio's Honor Project Trust, science, math, engineering and technology educators teaching in Ohio can participate without charge. For others, the cost is $500. The option of 3 semester hours of graduate credit is available from Ashland University at the reduced cost of $175/credit.

Math Machines will also be participating in the Warren County STEM Institute, June 9-20 at Middletown High School, Middletown, Ohio. (This replaces the Math Machines workshop originally planned for Scioto County.)

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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