6 October 2023 - 6 October 2023
1:00PM - 2:00PM
L68, Psychology building
This talk is part of the Department of Psychology seminar series at Durham University.
Numeracy skills begin to develop in the preschool years when children build the foundations needed for later mathematics learning. However, the development of early number understanding is surprisingly complex. Research has identified a range of factors that are involved in or influence the development of children’s numeracy skills. I will discuss research that explores the role of children’s cognitive skills and interests as well as the opportunities for learning in their environment.
Professor of Mathematical Cognition, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Loughborough
Camilla is Professor of Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University and Director of the ESRC Centre for Early Mathematics Learning. She is a developmental psychologist who studies how mathematics skills develop with particular attention to early years development. She completed her PhD at the University of Oxford and held postdoctoral positions at Nottingham and Harvard before moving to Loughborough.