SBIR Phase II: A Visual Language for Mathematical Model-Making

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0750432
Award Id:
84666
Agency Tracking Number:
0638098
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1 Hopkins St., Montpelier, VT, 05602
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
780073503
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Hancock
PhD
(802) 223-3044
ch@tertl.com
Business Contact:
Christopher Hancock
PhD
(802) 223-3044
ch@tertl.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project continues the development of a visual interface that allows students to construct and investigate mathematical models. This research is undertaken with the goal of creating a general-purpose environment in which students, teachers, and content developers may benefit from being able to create such models for classroom use. The specific research objectives for this project address the following issues: 1) the underlying algorithmic support to achieve a concrete user interface; 2) the completion of the core functionality; 3) classroom usability and curricular integration; and 4) learning outcomes. The innovation embodied in this project responds to a national need for improved algebra education, and to increased emphasis on, and demand for, environments that provide visual, dynamic access to mathematical ideas and thinking processes.

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