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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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What's New? 

July 19, 2017.
The new version of our software "Math Machines: Designing Motions and More" (MM :DMM) is now available for free download. It works alone on any PC (Windows 7 sp1 or higher) for activities such as Functions in Color or for on-screen simulations of motions (including earthquakes). Controlling actual motions requires either the new Function Plane or the new LACI Smart Cart using an Arduino-style board. Click here to download. Advanced users interested in building their own hardware can also access details about the electronics and the ChipKIT sketch here.

archives of past "What's new?"

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Getting Results
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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