WIES Lecture Series: Translating Research from Ed Psych to Children with Mathematics Difficulty

March 1, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Sarah Powell

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Universtiy of Texas at Austin

Sarah Powell

Translating Research from Educational Psychology to Children with Mathematics Difficulty: A Focus on Equivalence

A rich collection of research from educational psychology demonstrates that elementary school students misinterpret the equal sign. In this talk, Sarah Powell will discuss how she translated this research into a series of school-based experiments for children at risk for mathematics disability as well as implications for instruction in general and special education.