Principal Investigator: James (Jim) Hammerman

Funders: KCP Technologies and the National Science Foundation


Students playing computer games generate large quantities of rich, interesting, highly variable data that mostly evaporates into the ether when the game ends. What if in a classroom setting, data from games students played remained accessible to them for analysis? In software and curriculum materials being developed by the Data Games project at UMass Amherst and KCP Technologies, 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. TERC is conducting the project evaluation.

The National Science Foundation has made this project possible through grant number DRL-0918735.