• Susan Wagner Cook on Iowa Public Radio!!

    November 2, 2017

    Susan Wagner Cook recently joined Ben Kieffer on Iowa Public Radio for a fun discussion of the replication crisis and the credibility of research findings.  

    "I wouldn't change my mind or my behavior substantially based on any one study unless I saw evidence that that was a really high quality study," says Cook. "To be high quality you need a large sample, you need some random assignment, you need pre-specified analysis plans... I don't think anyone should rely on any one study."

    You can listen more here:

  • Our work featured on the Hechinger Report!

    October 25, 2017

    Check out this nice piece featuring some of our work:

  • Presentations at CDS 2017 in Portland

    October 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

    Students from our lab recently presented their work in Portland, Oregon, at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting:

    Pointing to specific elements may enhance learning during a mathematics lesson 
       Todd Pruner¹, Martha Alibali², Mitchell Nathan², Voicu Popescu³, Susan Cook¹ ¹University of Iowa, ²University of Wisconsin - Madison, ³Purdue University

    Can Gesture Help Students in Bilingual Classrooms Learn Math?
       Hannah Valdiviejas¹, Yadira Alonzo¹, Amena Khan¹, Theodora Koumoutsakis¹, Andrew Mistak¹, Saba Ayman-Nolley¹, R B Church¹ ¹Northeastern Illinois University

    The Role of Gesture in Math Learning: Do Boys Benefit More Than Girls?
       Theodora Koumoutsakis¹, Andrew Mistak¹, Leslie Pineda¹, Amena Kahn¹, Hannah Valdiviejas², Saba Ayman-Nolley¹, R. B. Church¹ 1 Northeastern Illinois University


  • Andy Mistak joins the lab as a graduate student.

    August 14, 2017 - 10:45am

    Welcome to Andy Mistak, who is a new student joining our lab.  Andy comes from Northeastern Illinois University, in Chicago, IL, where he worked with Breckie Church. Andy is interested understanding thinking and learning, especially mathematical problem solving.