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S-CASTS: System for Collaboration among Students, Teachers and System is a collaboration between UMass, TERC, and Artificial Intelligence researchers at Harvard. We are investigating the use of models of collaboration, especially as embodied in collaborative human-computer interface systems, in the augmentation of existing flexible software tools for mathematics education.

The mathematical domain is probability modeling and the educational software being used is the development version of TinkerPlots 2.0. As our part of the project, we have been adding logging capabilities to our beta version of TinkerPlots 2.0 that capture user actions as students use TinkerPlots to build and run models of various probabilistic situations.