Launch of Data Games software and website


KCP Technologies announces the launch of our new website “," offering free online access to Data Games. Data Games is a web application that embeds simple games in a data analysis environment. Students play a game which generates data that they then need to analyze to win the game. 
Data Games currently features six games and activity materials. For each game and activity there are short videos for students introducing the game, a video for teachers explaining the mathematics and pedagogy, a student worksheet, and teacher guidelines. The goal for all the activities is to enhance students’ mathematical abilities and give them valuable experience in working with data.
The Data Games software and website have been developed through a collaborative, NSF-funded project at KCP Technologies and U Mass-Amherst since Fall 2009, under the direction of PI Bill Finzer and PI Cliff Konold.