WIES Lecture featuring Michelle Hurst

April 3, 2019, 12:30-1:30 pm

Education Building, 159, 1000 Bascom Mall

Michelle Hurst

University of Chicago

Michelle Hurst

Michelle Hurst is interested in how children’s early developing intuitions are related to their formal math learning in school. To address this question, much of her research has focused on children’s proportional learning, including ratio, probability, and formal fractions and decimals. She is interested in children’s early intuitions about these concepts and how they may interact with other domains of math, including number, counting and measurement. In addition, she is interested in how other skills and abilities outside of math, including language, analogical reasoning and executive function are related to children’s developing informal and formal math abilities.