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Fred Thomas

Math Machines
Freeland, Michigan
I am a retired physics and astronomy professor, with decades of experience working to make science fit better with other areas of STEM, especially mathematics. Currently, I manage a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, providing unique equipment, software, curriculum materials and professional development for middle school, high school and introductory college STEM courses. In cooperation with Robert Chaney (2013 US Professor of the Year for Community Colleges), we focus on very brief authentic tasks which allow students to use specific science and math content immediately and to obtain immediate self-assessment.