My favorite things to do are:
(1) Design computational toolkits to study and support sensemaking in math and science.
(2) Explore how learners make sense of complex, data-rich, and statistically nontrivial quantitative phenomena.
Find out more about my projects here.
I am 2012-2013 Chair of AERA’s Special Interest Group in Advanced Technologies for Learning (SIG-ATL), and PI of a 3-year NSF funded project entitled SiMSAM: Bridging Student, Scientific, and Mathematical Models with Expressive Technologies with Brian Gravel to develop an integrated animation, simulation and data analysis tool for middle school science. I’m also affiliated with the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, the Poincare Institute, and Tufts’ Cognitive Science Program. Visit me on github and Google Scholar.