Empower Math Project (EMP)
The Phase I Empower Math Project (EMP) will result in a technology capable of delivering
authentic, engaging, and relevant mathematics studies and understanding to a 9-12 grade
audience. EMP is the result of fusing two existing complementary computer-based learning
systems, developed by the proposer, called PenMATH and Lord Kelvin. By channeling student
interests with authentic experiences, EMP can become a motivator of mathematics-centric
Using Java as the enabling technology, EMP will define a learning environment that attains a
new level of data-centric mathematics studies that can be conducted in a manner previously
unattainable. The software is designed to support learning, both in-class on on-line, effectively.
New innovations include the extensive use of animations and simulations to create a data-rich
mathematical workspace, and the use of multiple intelligent help agents. The system is designed
to be extremely robust, supporting mathematics studies ranging from guided to inquiry-based,
across a wide array of learning instances. The developed Phase I technology development project
will be guided and evaluated by a highly experienced team of learning specialists.
Small Business Information at Submission:
The Athena Group, Inc.
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