We describe a cross-departmental, cross-university research collaboration project aimed at understanding the extent to which technology tools function as boundary objects for high school females in a math camp setting. Emergent results from our interaction analysis suggest that technology tools when viewed as boundary objects served different purposes for different student pairs—one was a sharing purpose, and one was a use to put up a wall—in different figured worlds. The effects of these purposes were weighty in terms of participation and engagement in the mathematical task. Participants will examine multiple excerpts from our data and help us think about how to move our ideas forward in ways that are productive, novel, and helpful to a broad audience.
Session Type: Discussion Session