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Fluidmath: A Teaching Intervention for Algebra

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: edies09c0012
Agency Tracking Number: edies09c0012
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
289 Highland Ave., Suite 304
Somerville MA, MA 02144
United States
DUNS: 781455568
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Donald Carney
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 donald.carney@fluiditysoftware.com
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract

<p>Research demonstrates that technology-focused interventions to teach math and science require substantive professional development prior to classroom implementation. This project is creating an online professional development (OPD) platform for training teachers to integrate <em>FluidMath</em> into basic algebra practice. <em>FluidMath</em> is a software program that recognizes handwritten math formulae and sketches drawn on the screen of a pen-enabled computer. The software then generates solutions, graphs, and dynamic animations. For example, a teacher can write the algebraic equation of a straight line on the screen and prompt the computer to generate an exact plot of the line. Coefficients in the equation can be altered by the teacher to demonstrate the subsequent effect on the line on the graph.</p>

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