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Judah L. Schwartz

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Degree:  Ph.D., New York University, (1963)
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Judah Schwartz taught courses on the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessing mathematical attainment, and ethical and philosophical issues arising from the use of technology in education. His research interests include the use of microcomputer software environments to improve the teaching and learning of math and science, and the application of cognitive science to the study of math and science education. Schwartz has written extensively about educational technology and is the author of educational software for science, mathematics, and language. He did his undergraduate and graduate work in theoretical physics and mathematics. He also has a long-standing interest in alternative modes of assessment. Schwartz is the author or coauthor of such software programs as The Semantic Calculator; M-SS-NG L-NKS; What Do You Do with a Broken Calculator?; The Geometric Supposer Series; Sir Isaac Newton's Games; The Calculus Toolkit; The Visualizing Algebra Series; The Newtonian Sandbox; The Function Supposer Series; The Function Family Register; Unsolving...; Get Off the Plane!; Focus on Locus; The View from the Top; Calculus Unlimited; and the series. He is professor of engineering science and education emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Publications

“The Prices of Secrecy: The Social, Intellectual, and Psychological Costs of Current Assessment Practice”

The Geometric Supposer: What Is It a Case Of?, ed.

Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technologies, ed.

“Assessing Mathematical Understanding and Skills Effectively (AMUSE)”


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