Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society 2019
Presentations and conversations from the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Conference and the Counting on Teachers Forum held in Ottawa, Canada in June 2019

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Dr. Helena Osana is a Professor and University Research Chair in Mathematical Cognition and Instruction at Concordia University, Dr. Osana was also the principle investigator on the grant that funded behind the Counting on Teachers Forum, held this…

Dr. Martha Alibali conducts research at the intersection of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and mathematics education. Her primary line of research investigates mathematics learning and development, with a special focus on the role of…

Jalisha Braxton, a Doctoral student from the University of Chicago, presents her work on adult math anxiety, and the implications when negative feelings toward math are not addressed in
childhood.

In this session, Lydia DeFlorio presents on behalf of WestEd’s Prentice Starkey, exploring mathematical interventions in school. The research of Prentice Starkey, Centre Co-Director from WestEd in San Fransisco, is shared, including findings on…

Sarah Melo is a Master’s student and teacher and, in this presentation, she discusses her intervention work with parents as they lead number talks at home with their children.

Tracy Solomon (OISE/UT) describes the JUMP Math program, a unique, Canadian approach to K-8 math instruction, and show how its central tenets are empirically supported. This presentation includes a report on the results from two randomized-controlled…

The importance of early number sense is addressed by Nancy C. Jordan (University of Delaware) and Alice Klein (WestEd) in this presentation . Research shows that number sense is malleable and early intervention leads to improved math achievement in…

Sarah Powell (University of Texas at Austin), focuses on students’ proficiency with setting-up
and solving word problems. Research indicates that teaching students to understand the structure of word problems leads to better problem solving (Powell,…

In this dynamic session, Martha Alibali encourages educators to pay attention to problem structure by focusing on two forms of instructional support: Visual Representations and Teacher Gesture. A lively look at some of the subtleties and nuances of…

In this Symposium session, researchers tackle questions about the when, why, where and how of using manipulatives in the mathematics classroom. In this final presentation, Martha Alibali (University of Wisconsin, Madison) connects threads, raises new…

In this Symposium session, researchers tackle questions about the when, why, where and how of using manipulatives in the mathematics classroom. In this presentation, Concordia’ Emmanuel Adrien asks the question, “How Does Type of Instruction Influence…

In this Symposium session, researchers tackle questions about the when, why, where and how of using manipulatives in the mathematics classroom. In this presentation, University of Wisconsin’s (Madison) Andrea Donovan presents her research, “Concrete…

In this Symposium session, researchers tackle questions about the when, why, where and how of using manipulatives in the mathematics classroom. In this presentation, Concordia University’s Anne Lafay speaks about her research, “The Effects of…

Camilla Gilmore and Victoria Simms have been conducting research on the relationship between math cognition and preterm birth. Their work has resulted in the development of a website for educators: Preterm Birth Information for Education Professionals…

Camilla Gilmore and Victoria Simms have been conducting research on the relationship between math cognition and preterm birth. Their work has resulted in the development of a website for educators: Preterm Birth Information for Education Professionals…

Celia Goffin and Moriah Sokolowski are both part of Daniel Ansari’s Numerical Cognition Lab at Western University. They joined us today from the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Nancy Jordan is the current chair of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Board. voicEd Radio caught up with Nancy for a brief chat at this year’s conference in Ottawa, Canada.