FYI: Update to TinkerPlots

Tinkerplots is a really creative piece of software for middle school data analysis. Tinkerplots 2 has just been released.

Watch the introductory video on the Key Curriculum Press website for full details.

The Tinkerplots developers are really, really smart about designing ways to get kids interacting with data much as they interact with square tiles when studying area. I wish they were 20% more clever about user interface design, but it’s a relatively minor quibble and they are saddled by certain features of Fathom, a more sophisticated educational data analysis software package upon which Tinkerplots depends.

For the record, I have no financial interest of any kind in this product. Its functionality is incorporated into several Connected Mathematics units and I do work for CMP, but on a salaried basis unrelated to sales or the publisher.

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