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Jeffrey Bisanz

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ne focus of my research is the development of mathematical competence and literacy, and especially the processes children and adults use to solve simple arithmetic problems. Mathematical skills vary widely across individuals at almost any age level, and so the domain is ideal for studying differential development of cognitive skills. Research is currently underway on conceptual understanding and problem solving, on memory processes, and on the influence of schooling. These studies are conducted in local schools and in my laboratory. We use a variety of measures, including solution latencies, error data, and verbal protocols, with adults and with children as young as 4 years of age. Our work on the development of mathematical thinking is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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