Clifford Konold

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Professional Title: 
Research Associate Professor
About Me (Bio): 
Cliff Konold is Director of the Scientific Reasoning Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A psychologist by training, he studies how people reason and learn about chance and data and applies this research to the design of educational materials and software. For the past ten years he has been working with software engineer Craig Miller to develop TinkerPlots, a data visualization and modeling software tool designed for the middle school.
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KCP Technologies, Inc.
09/01/2009

The Data Games project has developed software and curriculum materials in which data generated by students playing computer games form the raw material for mathematics classroom activities. Students play a short video game, analyze the game data, develop improved strategies, and test their strategies in another round of the game.

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)
09/01/2009

This project is developing software and curriculum materials in which data generated by students playing computer games form the raw material for mathematics classroom activities. Students play a short video game, analyze the game data, conjecture improved strategies, and test their strategies in another round of the game.