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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation's ATE program under Grants No. DUE-0202202 and DUE-1003381

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The mission of our organization is to improve the quality of mathematical education, enhance the transfer of mathematical thinking into other classes, and increase students’ ability to apply rigorous mathematics outside the classroom. Our primary tool for carrying out this mission is “math machines”—simple devices which give an immediate, physical, dynamic expression to “abstract” mathematical equations. FIRST TIME HERE? You might want to read the rationale behind this project and view photos and evaluations from past workshops.

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May 9, 2016.
We've just posted a new YouTube video on earthquakes. In addition to the fun of designing earthquakes to destroy shoddily constructed buildings, the video illustrates some of the new power we've added to the next release of Math Machines software, which will be available for free download later this year. We think this unique approach will allow for very interesting competitions, with some students designing "earthquake-proof structures" while other students design earthquakes to destroy those same structures. Let us know if you want more information about the hardware or the software.

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Bob Chaney and Math Machines are featured in Getting Results, a new program from WGBH and the League for Innovation in the Community College. Click here for the program.
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