Empirically derived math software.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: ED-06PO-0921
Agency Tracking Number: ED-06PO-0921
Amount: $99,850.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: errd080008
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
309 Silvercliff Trail, Cary, NC, 27513
DUNS: 601011385
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dmitri Droujkov
 (919) 388-1721
 dmitri@naturalmath.com
Business Contact
 Dmitri Droujkov
Phone: (919) 388-1721
Email: dmitri@naturalmath.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Even very young children are able to learn mathematics through application of metaphors. In this way children receive intuitive, natural, pleasant, and yet deep and advanced access to the ideas of elementary mathematics. Currently, however, the market lacks metaphor-based educational software. Natural Math, LLC, is a small business that focuses on research and software development in mathematics education. The specific objective of this proposal is to develop a prototype of metaphor-based educational software platform with empirically derived content. Its two modules, Natural Math Grids and Natural Math Mirrors, will include activities to facilitate learning of multiplication and related concepts. Relevant metaphors will be incorporated in a cross-disciplinary approach from many sources in living and non-living nature. The prototype will be tested to demonstrate efficiency of learning for children as well as prospective teachers, and will feature web-based collaboration framework.

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