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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation's ATE program under Grants No. DUE-0202202 and DUE-1003381

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OhioMATYC, "Increasing Student Persistence in Solving Algebra Problems", Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

OH-PKAL Conference "Learner Self-Assessment with Math Machines," Otterbein University, Westerville, OH, May 16, 2015

AAPT, "Using Kinematic Equations to Design and Control Linear Motions", College Park, Maryland,. July 25-9, 2015

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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.

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What's New? 

Jan. 25, 2015.
A Construction Guide is now available to let users build their own basic version of the LACI Smart Cart--a vehicle which responds to Excel-like algebraic functions specifying either position or velocity as a function of time. The necessary software is also available for free download. Great for adding explicit algebra to Graph Match activities, since learners can program LACI to match the graphs, including piecewise defined functions.

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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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