October 26, 2007

MathWorlds in the Economist

Our work appears on Economist.com in the debate hall.

In this online debate, our project is cited as evidence in the winner’s rebuttal.

Here’s the rebuttal, arguing

The research results are clear—in comparative studies using technology, increased student learning is both statistically significant and educationally meaningful.

Look for MathWorlds. I know friends have wondered what I do. This is it, for the past 13 years. I lead MathWorlds product development and build these tools as part of the mission that the cool researchers and developers of the Kaput Center labor at every day.

Posted by James at October 26, 2007 2:51 PM
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And I was up until 4:30 last night writing the development portion for the new proposal. Ugh. Coming down off the caffeine high just in time for the afternoon doldrums.

Posted by: James at October 26, 2007 3:10 PM

Ah. Now I understand what it is you do!

Hey, how fabulous is it that your project is in The Economist?

Posted by: Patti M. at October 26, 2007 3:42 PM

BTW - if my friends feel bad that they've never gotten a good explanation of our project, just consider that a former dean at the university once came to our previous offices and made the statement "So, do you do simulations of calculus every day?" He had no idea what our research was about, even though we'd been around for over a decade. At his university. Within one of his departments.

Posted by: James at October 27, 2007 1:31 PM

Congratulations on getting into the Economist!

Come on Economist, I see you jockin me... tryna play like, you kno me...

Posted by: Chuck S. at October 27, 2007 2:23 PM

Maybe you could email the Economist article to the former dean...

Posted by: Patti M. at October 29, 2007 8:57 AM

Oops - brain fart. He was a provost.

Posted by: James at October 29, 2007 9:36 AM

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