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ERIC Number: EJ793972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Evaluating Data Analysis Software: The Case of TinkerPlots
Fitzallen, Noleine
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v12 n1 p23-28 2007
The ever increasing availability of mathematics education software and internet-based multimedia learning activities presents teachers with the difficult task of deciding which programs are best suited for their students' learning needs. The challenge is for teachers to select pedagogical products that not only promote significant mathematical learning but also offer user-friendly functions, and are useful in the classroom. With the aim of assisting teachers in the selection process, this article reports on a framework that may be useful for evaluating software and multimedia products. As an example, an evaluation of data-analysis software, "TinkerPlots Dynamic Data Exploration" is presented. (Contains 1 table and 11 figures.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia