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This is a report of research and teaching d~r~cted toward the development of a new mathematics curriculum in which presentation depends fundamentally on the use of computers and programming. The work was centered mainly on a mathematics teaching experiment with seventh grade children utilizing a programming language, LOGO, specifically designed for the… (More)
BBN has developed several successful game-based training systems for the military. From these and other development efforts, we have identified a number of capability gaps in current methods and tools for developing effective game-based training applications. Our observations and conclusions are drawn from research studies and reviews of games and… (More)
In exploring ways to apply technology for the purpose of improving learning, we at BBN have conducted basic research in human cognition and learning. We have developed innovative software facilities to extend and enhance mathematics, science, and language learning, and provided professional development workshops to help educators effectively use these new… (More)
This paper, like the ~tc(:()mp:mying papers by I nger-m~m, Feurzcig, ~m(l Irons, is a product; of the "Rump Group" seminar held it, ()hi(',ago in August, 1960, during which the problems of writing translttlors for Atx~oL 60 were explorexl; a previous version of this paper was presented at the meeting of the (then) ALGOL Working Group in Milwaukee, the day… (More)
Function Machines is a visual environment expressly designed to support the learning and teaching of mathematical modeling. The Function Machines language employs 2D visual representations—graphic icons—in contrast with the symbolic textual expressions used for representing mathematical structures in standard programming languages. Function Machines… (More)
An operating system is described which allows users to call up a remotely located computer from ordinary dial telephones. No special hardware or connections are required at the users' telephones. Input to the computer is through the telephone dial; output from the computer is in spoken form. Results of a test with telephones in the Boston area are reported.