Minds on Math: What does research tell us about the foundations of math in early childhood?
Research in developmental cognitive science sheds light on a set of mathematical abilities that are present at birth, that function throughout life, and that guide children’s mastery of new mathematical concepts and operations. Could these findings provide ways to make education in mathematics more effective for all children? Join Dr. Elizabeth Spelke, Marshall L. Berkman Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, as she shares results and insights from laboratory-based research as well as field experiments in homes and schools in India and Ghana. Findings from these studies illustrate both the promise and the challenges of building on basic research to support children’s learning, suggesting ways that all families might enhance their children’s learning of and love for mathematics.
Minds on Math is jointly sponsored by the Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU and the National Museum of Mathematics. To learn more about the Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU, visit www.labdevelopingmind.com.
Registration for this event is free.
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