Practice Spaces

BalderMath creates playful ways for teachers to practice student perspective taking and diagnose student misunderstandings of math concepts.  The game is about bluffing the judge, and getting them to think that your work was actually from a real student.  Developed in collaboration with Michael Pershan (@mpershan), we’ve playtested versions that take place in-person and online in Desmos.

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  • Meredith Thompson
    Meredith Thompson Research Scientist

    Meredith Thompson is a research scientist at the Teaching Systems Lab (TSL) and STEP. Her research focuses on the influence of collaboration and creativity in STEAM learning environments and practice-based teacher education. She is the lead researcher in the Collaborative Learning Environments in Virtual Reality (CLEVR) project, and is the project manager for the Innovating New Spaces for Research and Practice and Research in Education (INSPIRE).  In her spare time, Meredith develops activities and coordinates STEAM events. Meredith and twin sister Chris (www.cmthompson.com) codeveloped Soundscience Fun!, an interactive presentation on the physics of musical instruments that has been featured on the PBS television show “Curious George”.

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