Recommended for High School.
Fathom is easy-to-use software that bridges the gap between concrete and abstract mathematical and statistical concepts by letting students see and manipulate data in a clear graphic form.
New in Fathom 2.1: Fathom can now collect real-time data from Vernier sensors, including photogates. Plot and model the data while the experiment is in progress.
Bring a new dynamic dimension to experiments with Fathom Dynamic Data Software! Data are everywhere—and data analysis figures prominently in subjects spanning the curriculum. With Fathom Dynamic Data™ software, your students can use data to deepen their understanding of mathematics, statistics, science, and social science. Students can access readily available data sets and create many types of graphs, including bar charts, scatter plots, function plots, and histograms.
Use the dynamic tools of Fathom to:
- Plot values and functions on top of data and vary them dynamically with sliders
- Build simulations that illuminate concepts from probability and statistics
- Perform standard statistical analyses appropriate for introductory statistics, including multiple linear regression
- Set up populations and sample from them repeatedly, getting a feel for the sampling process and creating sampling distributions of any statistic whatsoever—no programming knowledge required!
Data and technology have altered how we live and what students need to learn. But adapting to the times doesn’t have to be hard. Fathom makes it easy to integrate data analysis and effective technology use into your current curriculum. With its friendly, drag-and-drop interface for data import, Fathom is easy to learn, so you won’t have classroom downtime. Fathom comes with more than 300 real data sets, culled from a wide variety of areas—including education, science, the social sciences, and sports—to motivate your students.