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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2947–2950
This poster presents an approach of linking patterns in tilings to regularities in algorithms to help motivate and connect learners with programming concepts. The tiling patterns are used as spatial embodiments of temporal processes. The act of...
International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning Vol. 11, No. 2 (October 2006) pp. 147–175
This paper introduces the language associated with a polygon microworld called Polygon R&D, which has the mathematical crispness of Logo and has the discreteness and simplicity of a Turing machine. In this microworld, polygons serve two purposes: as ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1279–1283
CopyCat is a geometric game where the goal is to use the patterned faces of a polyhedron to create a Mosaic. The polyhedron's orientation is manipulated by rolling. Sequences of rolls can exhibit properties like non-commutativity, non-associativity, ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3423–3428
This paper describes a new interface for PolygonR&D designed to facilitate student’s navigation between different levels of programming. In a first year programming class (CS1), many novice programmers have difficulty switching between thinking...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1778–1783
Many children find mathematics uninteresting and irrelevant, never appreciating its role in artistic endeavors. Computer-based interactive tools can help introduce children to the artistic aspects of mathematics. This paper presents TileLand, a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 1021–1029
Visualizations can play an important role in learning activities. They encode a wide variety of concepts, structures, processes, and objects to help learners make sense of phenomena and perform intellectual, exploratory work. Despite the intended...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 36, No. 3 (2007) pp. 351–372
Can learning of mental imagery skills for visualizing shapes be accelerated with feature masking? Chemistry, physics fine arts, military tactics, and laparoscopic surgery often depend on mentally visualizing shapes in their absence. Does working...