For over two decades, we have been working with teachers in K-12
schools to create materials and prototype "future oriented"
learning environments, mainly in mathematics and science.
- Our current "Patterns Project" concerns learning about
the some of the most general and powerful scientific patterns
– such as equilibration, oscillation, and threshold –
which cross-cut domains like physics, biology, ecology, and even
psychology and sociology. See "Papers," for sample work.
- We investigated models of Web/Component
software development and use for classroom contexts. For details, check
the Web/Comp Project home page.
- We researched students’ abilities to design, critique,
and operate novel representations. For more information, please
see Project MaRC.
- We conducted a collaborative project on motion at the middle school
level with the Wisconsin
NCISLA/Mathematics & Science Center. Sample materials are available
at Modeling and
- An early project developed a year-long computer-based course on motion for sixth grade students.
Also, see the Boxer Bibliography for
papers about our 6th grade and high school courses on motion.