Here are some of the research questions we pose in our lab!

**How can we structure instruction so that students are best able to draw on their own prior knowledge when learning or problem-solving?**

Through Analogies in Mathematics

With Certain Types of Diagrams

**How do students’ math anxiety and attitudes affect learning or problem solving? **Math Anxiety and Attitudes

**What is the nature of children’s foundational knowledge of whole numbers and their operations, and how does this change as they learn about other kinds of numbers? **Conceptual Change in Arithmetic

**What is the role of variability in learning and reasoning about mathematics? **Cognitive Variability

**How might math skills bear on health decisions (e.g., during a pandemic!). **Math & health reasoning

If you are an undergraduate in the UK Psychology program, and you are interested in joining my lab as a PSY 394/395 research assistant in the 2021-2022 school year, find more information here.