Math before Symbols: Games to Increase School Readiness in Preschoolers (2013-2014)

This project team worked on a variety of research projects aimed at understanding the relationship between math skills before children learn number symbols and school-based math. One project involved working with preschool children to test the effectiveness of an iPad-based game in readying children's math skills. A second set of projects explored the neural basis of early number skills. A third project aimed to produce a pre-Kindergarten children's book based on insights about how children learn math before symbols.



Faculty/Staff Team Members

Elizabeth Brannon, Arts & Sciences-Psychology and Neuroscience*
Heekyoung Hahn, Arts & Sciences-Mathematics*

Undergraduate Team Members

Andrew Ball, Statistical Science (BS)
Crystal Chiang
Florian Craan
Seamus Fitzpatrick, Economics (AB)
Rachel Freedman
Cayley Larimer, Psychology (BS)
Rachel Roberts, Public Policy Studies (AB)
Arjan Saraon
Chandra Swanson
Cynthia Wang, Public Policy Studies (AB)

* denotes team leader


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