Individual differences in the development of numerical thinking: Implications for supporting mathematics achievement in early and later childhood

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Michele Mazzocco, Professor, Institute of Child Development; and Research Director, Center for Early Education and Development, UMN

Dr. Mazzocco is an experimental psychologist and former classroom teacher, whose research interests focus primarily on cognitive development in early childhood. She has been particularly interested in the development of numeracy skills and how these and other cognitive skills affect and predict long-term mathematics achievement outcomes.

This presentation will include key findings from Michele's completed longitudinal study on the cognitive correlates of mathematics achievement from Grades K to 12, and preliminary findings from her research on young children's early number concepts.