In this webinar you will play a simple game that's embedded in something that looks a lot like Fathom even though it's running in a web browser. You'll explore the data looking for patterns that help you revise your strategy for playing the game so you can get a higher score. Using the patterns involves modeling, and carrying out your strategy exercises your math muscles.
Data Games is an NSF-supported project at KCP Technologies. The activities and games are in beta now, so you can use them without cost in your classes. They are most useful for teaching beginning algebra, advanced algebra, and statistics.
Bill Finzer, senior scientist at KCP Technologies, has been designing and programming educational software since 1978, and data-oriented educational software since 1980. He brings classroom practice, curriculum development experience, and work as a researcher to bear on the challenges and opportunities posed by software development.