About University of Pennsylvania (MEL)
"The Pennlincs Math Mentoring Program was piloted by Katherine St. John in the Fall of 1995. Mentors work in teams with children from grades 6 through 10 in Philadelphia city schools. These enrichment programs are given in classes or afterschool clubs. Each mentor involves a group of three or four children in mathematics activities and active mathematical discussion during weekly meetings. In-school contact is extended and enhanced through the use of the Internet." www.cis.upenn.edu/~ircs/pennlincs/math
Mimeya created the Math Education Library (MEL) application used by UPenn to gather control data to aid the Pennlincs Math Mentoring Program in math education research. The data generated from MEL was used to evaluate a variety of theories in teaching mathematics to middle school students.
MEL uses an XML form of typical mathematical problem sets from paper tests and displays them using an interactive computer interface. MEL records the student's answers and tracks how long it takes them to complete each problem.