The Mathematics Learning Study

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What We Do

Conducted by CASTL's Social Development Lab researchers, the Mathematics Learning Study is a one-year study of fifth grade students designed to examine how teachers’ practices contribute to students’ engagement in mathematics instruction and students’ subsequent mathematics achievement.

Project Info

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

Principal Investigator: Sara Rimm-Kaufman

Our perspective on engagement considers children’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral engagement in learning. Data was gathered in 2010-2011 in approximately 100 fifth grade mathematics classrooms. One of our goals with the Mathematics Learning Study is to introduce new measures used to assess quality of mathematics instruction and student engagement to the fields of developmental psychology and mathematics education.

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  • Research Lab

UVA Social Development Lab

The UVA Social Development Lab, directed by Sara Rimm-Kaufman, addresses pressing questions in education science from an interdisciplinary perspective. Learn more at our full website.

UVA Social Development Lab

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