Modelling and Theory Building: Technology in Support of Student Theorizing

  title={Modelling and Theory Building: Technology in Support of Student Theorizing},
  author={R. Tinker},
The author reports on two major projects at the Technical Education Research Centers, which involve using technology to enhance the ability of students to construct and test their own theories. One project involved system dynamics and the numerical solutions of differential equations, wherein students of age 14 and older were able to set up and solve this class of problems without the need for calculus. In the other project, a system for thinking about record-oriented data is presented. 
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