LAB Publications and presentations

journal PUBLICATIONS

2020

Abrahamson, D., Nathan, M. J., Williams–Pierce, C., Walkington, C., Ottmar, E. R., Soto, H., & Alibali, M. W. (2020). The future of embodied design for mathematics teaching and learning. In S. Ramanathan & I. A. C. Mok (Guest Eds.), Future of STEM education: Multiple perspectives from researchers [Special issue]. Frontiers in Education. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00147

Chan, J. Y. C., Praus-Singh, T. L. & Mazzocco, M. M. (2020). Parents’ and young children’s attention to mathematical features varies across play materials. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 157, 65-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2019.03.002

Harrison, A., Smith, H., Hulse, T., & Ottmar, E. (2020). Spacing out!: Manipulating Spatial Features in Math Expressions Affects Performance. Journal of Numerical Cognition. https://doi.org/10.5964/jnc.v6i2.243

Smith, H., Harrison, A., Ottmar, E. & Arroyo, I. (2020). Supporting Technology-Augmented Game Creation and Play Through A Teacher Professional Development Program. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Mathematics Teacher Education, 20(4). https://citejournal.org/volume-20/issue-4-20/mathematics/developing-mathematics-knowledge-and-computational-thinking-through- game-play-and-design-a-professional-development-program/

Mazzocco, M. M. M., Chan, J. Y. C., Bye, J. K., Padrutt, E., Praus-Singh, T. L., Lukowski, S., Brown, E., & Olson, R. E. (2020). Attention to number varies across individual and task contexts. Journal of Mathematical Thinking and Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/10986065.2020.1818467

Sawrey, K. B., Chan. J. Y. C., Ottmar, E., (2020) Equivalence tasks in a digital algebraic notation system promotes performance in middle school mathematics. In M. Gresalfi & I. S. Horn (Eds), The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) Vol. 3 (pp. 1657-1660). Nashville, Tennessee: International Society of the Learning Sciences. https://repository.isls.org//handle/1/6391. https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2020.1657

2019

Hulse, T., Daigle, M., Manzo, D., Braith, L., Harrison, A., & Ottmar, E. (2019). From Here to There! Elementary: A Game-Based Approach to Developing Early Algebraic Understanding. Educational Technology Research and Development. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-019- 09653-8

Ottmar, E.R. (2019). The effects of deeper learning opportunities on student achievement: Examining differential pathways. Psychology in the Schools. 1-16.https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22237

McMullen, J., Chan, J. Y. C., Mazzocco, M. M, & Hannula-Sormunen, M. (2019). Spontaneous mathematical focusing tendencies in mathematics development and education. In A. Norton and M. W. Alibali (Eds), Constructing Number: Merging Perspectives from Psychology and Mathematics Education (pp. 69 – 86). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-00491-0_4. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00491-0_4

Nathan, M.J., Williams-Pierce, C., Walkington, C., Abrahamson, D., Ottmar, E., Soto, H., & Alibali, M.W. (2019). DCL Synthesis and Design Workshop: The Future of Embodied Design for Mathematical Imagination and Cognition. White paper to appear at https://circlcenter.org/events/synthesis-design-workshops, and submitted to the Rapid Community Report series (https://repository.isls.org/handle/1/1229).

Ramakrishnan, A., Ottmar, E., LoCasaleCrouch, J., and Whitehill, J. (2019). Toward Automated Classroom Observation: Predicting Positive and Negative Climate. IEEE Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition. https://doi.org/10.1109/FG.2019.8756529

Ottmar, E., Harrison, A., Walkington, C., Abrahamson, D., Nathan, M. J., & Smith, C. (2019). Embodied Mathematical Imagination and Cognition (EMIC) Working Group. In S. Otten, Z. de Araujo, A. Candela, & C. Munter (Eds.), “Against a new horizon”—Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the North-American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1913–1923). St. Louis, MO: University of Missouri.

Sawrey, K. B., Chan. J. Y. C., Ottmar, E., Hulse, T., (2019). Experiencing equivalence with Graspable Math: Results from a middle-school study. In S. Otten, A. G. Candela, A. de Araujo, C. Haines, & C. Munter (Eds) Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (pp. 1738-1743) St. Louis, MO: University of Missouri. https://www.pmena.org/pmenaproceedings/ PMENA%2041%202019%20Proceedings.pdf


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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2020

Smith, H.**, Chan, J.Y.C., St .John, J.**, Ottmar, E., & Arroyo, I. (2020). Is Bigger Better? Comparing the Effects of Linear Board Games on Children’s Numerical Knowledge. Poster accepted at the 2020 Mathematical Learning and Cognition Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Smith, H**., Harrison, A**., Chan, J.Y.C., & Ottmar, E. (2020). Dynamic vs. Static: Which Worked Examples Work Best? Poster accepted at the 2020 Mathematical Learning and Cognition Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Drzewiecki, K**. & Ottmar, E. (2020). Preliminary Exploration of the Role of Math Anxiety on Performance Outcomes in Mathematics Learning. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2020 Mathematical Learning and Cognition Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Ottmar, E., Iannacchione, A**., Chan, J.Y.C., & Drzewiecki, K**. (2020).Examining Relations of Math Anxiety and Algebra Performance in Two Technology Interventions. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2020 Mathematical Learning and Cognition Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Ottmar, E., Sawrey, K., Chan, J.Y.C., & Lee, J. (2020). Moving From Here to There!: Improving Conceptual Understanding of Algebraic Equivalence. Symposia talk presentation accepted at the 2020 Mathematical Learning and Cognition Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Chan, J. Y. C., Ottmar, E., Sawrey, K. B., & Lee, J. E. (2020). Longer pre-solving pause time relates to higher strategy efficiency. In Chan, J.Y.C & Bye, J.K. (Co-chairs), Problem-solving strategy in algebra: From lab to practice. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 2020 Mathematical Learning and Cognition Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Chan, J. Y. C., Lee, J. E., & Ottmar, E. (2020). Using clickstream data to better understand students’ algebraic thinking. Collaboration pitch accepted for presentation at the 2020 Mathematical Learning and Cognition Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Sawrey, K., Chan, J. Y. C., Ottmar, E. (2020) Equivalence Tasks in a Digital Algebraic Notation System Promotes Performance in Middle School Mathematics. International Conference in Learning Sciences. Nashville, TN

Harrison, A**., Smith, H**., Botelho, A., Ottmar, E., & Arroyo, I. (June, 2020). For good measure: Identifying student measurement estimation strategies through actions, language, and gesture. Poster paper accepted to the 2020 International Conference of the Learning Sciences. (Conference Cancelled)

Chan, J. Y. C., Sawrey, K. B., Hulse, T.**., & Ottmar, E. (April, 2020). Think before you act: Thinking time contributes to math problem-solving efficiency. Paper to be presented at the 2020 Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA. (Conference Cancelled)

Harrison, A**.., Smith, H**.., Hulse, T**.., & Ottmar, E. Spacing out!: Manipulating Spatial Features in Math Expressions Affects Performance. Paper to be presented at the 2020 Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA. (Conference Cancelled)

Nathan, M. J., Harrison, A., Smith, H., Ottmar, E., Abrahamson, D., & Williams-Pierce, C. (October, 2020). Embodied Mathematical Imagination and Cognition (EMIC) Working Group. In Ana Isabel Sacristán & José Carlos Cortés (Eds.) (pp. xx-xx), Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the North-American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

2019

Daigle, M**., & Ottmar, E, (2019). Deeper Learning in Paraguay: Relations between Student Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Skills, Outcomes, and Aspirations. Paper presented at the 2019 International Convention of Psychological Science: Paris, France.

Smith, H**., Harrison, A**., Ottmar, E., Arroyo, I., (2019). Quantity and Quality of Gestures are Related to Performance on an Embodied Geometric Estimation Task. Poster presented at the 2019 Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society conference.

Valente, R**., Harrison, A**., Ottmar, E., & Arroyo, I. (2019). Using action and movement to develop students’ understanding of measurement in a technology-augmented game. Poster presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. Trumbull, Connecticut.

Chan, J.Y.C., Hulse, T.**., Sawrey, K., Ottmar, E., (2019, November) Students' behavior in a dynamic algebra notation system as indicators of their algebra skills. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). St. Louis, Missouri.

Sawrey, K. B., Hulse, T**.., Chan. J.Y.C., Ottmar, E., (2019, November). Experiencing Equivalence with Graspable Math: Results from a Middle-School Study. Brief Research Report presented at 2019 North American Division of the Psychology and Mathematics Education Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Chan, J.Y.C., Hulse, T**.., Sawrey, K., Ottmar, E., (June, 2019) Experience with a dynamic algebra notation system predicts high-school students’ algebra performance. Poster presented at the 2019 Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Hulse, T**., Ottmar, E.. Developing Measures of Mathematical Proficiency in a Learning Technology. Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, April, 2019. San Diego, CA.

Sawrey, K., Ottmar, E., Hulse, T**., Weitnauer, E., Harrison, A**. (accepted). Exploring Dynamic Learning Technologies for Experiencing Algebraic Notation. Discussion session presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, April, 2019. San Diego, CA.

Harrison, A. (February, 2019). The language of gestures: Developing a novel coding guide. Poster presented at the annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2018

Ottmar, E (2018). Examining Differential Pathways of Deeper Learning. Invited Presentation at the Excellence in Education Research: Early-Career Scholars and Their Work Event.

Harrison A**., Ottmar, E., Arroyo, I., Rosenbaum, L., Bakker, A., Abrahamson, D., Hulse, T**., Manzo, D**., & Landy, D. (2018, April). Embodiment and action in mathematics games. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association’s conference on Technology, Mind & Society, April 5-7, 2018, Washington, DC.

Harrison, A**., Hulse, T**, Manzo, D**., Micciolo, M**., Ottmar, E., & Arroyo, I. (2018). Computational thinking through game creation in STEM classrooms. Poster presented at the 2018 conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, London, UK.

Micciolo, M**., Arroyo, I., Ottmar, E., Hulse, T**., & Harrison, A**. (2018). The Wearable Learning Cloud Platform for the Creation of Embodied Multiplayer Math Games. Paper presented at the 2018 conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education.

Hulse, T**., Harrison, A**., Arroyo, I., & Ottmar, E. Developing Methods to Implement Embodied Game Design for Mobile Learning Technologies in STEM Classrooms. Paper accepted at the 2018 conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Ottmar, E. (2018). The Effects of Deeper Learning Opportunities on Student Achievement: Examining Differential Pathways. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. New York, NY.

Manzo, D**., & Ottmar, E. (2018). Understanding The Student Perspective Through Dynamic Technology. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Education Research Conference.

Hulse, T**., Daigle, M**., Manzo, D**., & Ottmar, E. (2018). Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. New York, NY.

Ottmar, E., Melcer, E., Abrahamson, D., Nathan, M., Fyfe, E., & Smith, C. (2018). Embodied Mathematical Imagination and Cognition (EMIC) working group. Paper and working group presented at the 2018 conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

Hulse, T**., Harrison, A**., Arroyo, I., & Ottmar, E. (November, 2018). Developing Methods to Implement Embodied Game Design for Mobile Learning Technologies in STEM Classrooms. Poster presented at the 2018 conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Greenville, SC.

Hulse, T**., Harrison, A**., Arroyo, I., Ottmar, E. Developing Methods to Implement Embodied Game Design for Mobile Learning Technologies in STEM Classrooms (November, 2018). Poster presented at the 2018 conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

Hulse, T**., Harrison, A**., Micciolo, M**., Arroyo, I., & Ottmar, E. (2018). Developing and Measuring Computational Thinking Through Game Design in STEM Classrooms. National Science Foundation Early Career Researcher Poster presented in the Technology and Instructional Design Category at the London Festival of Learning.

Harrison, A. (July, 2018). Utilizing movement and action for mathematics learning in an online algebra game. Doctoral Consortium presented at the 11th International Conference on Educational Data Mining. Buffalo, New York.

Harrison, A. (April, 2018). Hands-on geometry: Exploring fine motor actions during problem solving. Poster presented at the annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2017

Arroyo, I., Micciollo, M**., Casano, J., Ottmar, E., Hulse, T**., and Mercedes Rodrigo, M. (2017). Wearable Learning: Multiplayer Embodied Games for Math. Paper presented at the Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY '17) Conference. Amsterdam.

Nathan, M.J., Williams-Pierce, C., Abrahamson, D., Ottmar, E., Landy, D., Smith, C., Walkington, C., DeLiema, D., Soto-Johnson, H., Alibali, M.W., & Boncoddo, R. (2017) Embodied Mathematical Imagination and Cognition (EMIC) Working Group. Working group presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education – North American Chapter conference.

Manzo, D**., Ottmar, E., Landy, D. (2017). Poster presented at The Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference, North American Chapter, Indianapolis, IN.

Micciolo, M**, Hulse, T**., Daigle, M**., Arroyo, I., & Ottmar, E. (2017). From players to creators: teaching computational thinking through playing and creating embodied math games. Poster presented at The Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference, North American Chapter, Indianapolis, IN.

Ottmar, E (2017). The effects of deeper learning opportunities on student achievement: Examining differential pathways across network and non-network schools. Invited Presentation at the Excellence in Education Research: Early-Career Scholars and Their Work Event.

Ottmar, E., Manzo, V., & Timko, M. (2017). Whats this? Just Listen: Using Sonification to Reveal the Invisible. Video presented at the 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase. http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/1023

Arroyo, I., & Ottmar, E. (2017). Video presented at the 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase. http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/1027

Landy, D., Ottmar, E., & Weitnauer, E., (2017). Graspable Math. Video presented at the 2017 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase. http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/1017

Braith, L**., Daigle, M**., Manzo, D**., & Ottmar, E. (2017). Even Elementary Students Can Explore Algebra!: Testing the Feasibility of from Here to There!, a Game-Based Perceptual Learning Intervention. Poster Presented at the American Psychological Society Conference, Boston, MA.

Ottmar, E. (2017). Graspable Math: Dynamically Linking Multiple Representations and Revealing Flexible Strategies. Project presented at the Cyberlearning 2017 Gallery Walk. Washington DC.

Ottmar, E., Landy, D., & Manzo, D**. (2017) Graspable Math: A Technology for Assessing Multiple Strategies at Scale. Discussion Session presented at the National Council for Teachers in Mathematics Research Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ottmar, E., Manzo, D**., Landy, D., & Achgill, C.**, Weitnauer, E. (2017). Assessing Variation In Mathematical Strategies Using Dynamic Technology At Scale. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Nathan, M., Ottmar, E., Abrahamson, D., Williams-Pierce, C., Walkington, C., & Nemirovsky, R. (2016). Embodied mathematical imagination and cognition (EMIC) working group. Paper presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference, North American Chapter, Tuscon, Arizona.

Manzo, D**., Ottmar, E., & Mercouris, V**. (2016). Getting a grasp on mathematics misconceptions. Poster presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference, North American Chapter, Tuscon, Arizona.

2015

Goldstone, R., Landy, D., Ottmar, E., & Weitnauer, E. (2015, November). Algebraic Reasoning as Spatial Transformations of Physical Notation : Enhancing education through cognitive psychology. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Chicago, Illinois.

Ottmar, E.R. Landy, D., & Weitnauer, E. (2015, November). Getting from here to there: Effects of a dynamic algebra intervention. Paper presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference, North American Chapter, East Lansing, Michigan.

Ottmar, E.R., Landy, D., Goldstone, R., & Weitnauer, E. (2015, August). Getting from here to there!:Testing the effectiveness of an interactive mathematics intervention embedding perceptual learning. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, California.

Ottmar, E., Baroody, A. E, & Rimm-Kaufman, S. (2015, April). Can social and emotional learning interventions help decrease the gender achievement gap in mathematics? Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2014

Ottmar, E. & Landy, D. (2014, April). Concreteness fading of algebraic instruction: Effects on learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2013

Landy, D. & Ottmar, E. (2013, September). The Pushing Symbols Intervention: Preliminary Results. Presentation given at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Conference, Washington, DC.

Landy, D. & Ottmar, E. (2013, July). Mathematics is a game played with symbols. Poster presented at the Games and Learning Society Conference, Madison, WI.

Landy, D., Ottmar, E., & Goldstone, R. (2013, April). The development of perceptually implemented processes in arithmetic. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Ottmar, E., Hulse, T.**, Pierce, J.**, & Landy, D. (2013, April). Pushing symbols: An intervention to increase understanding of algebraic notion. Work session and paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Pre-session, Denver, CO.

2012

Ottmar, E.R. & Landy, D. (2012, November). Pushing symbols: Teaching the structure of algebraic expressions. Paper presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference, North American Chapter, Kalamazoo, MI.

Ottmar, E.R., Landy, D., & Goldstone, R. (2012, August). Teaching the perceptual structure of algebraic expressions: Preliminary findings from the pushing symbols intervention. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.

Ottmar, E.R., Rimm-Kaufman, S.E., & Larsen, R. (2012, April). Relations between Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, Mathematics Instructional Quality, and Student Achievement in the Context of the Responsive Classroom (RC). Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Pre-session, Philadelphia, PA.

SUBMITTED PAPERS

Chan, J. Y. C., Ottmar, E. R., & Lee, J.E., (in revision). Slow down to speed up: Longer pause time before solving problems relates to higher strategy efficiency.

Chan, J. Y. C., Lee, J. E., Mason, C., Sawrey, K. B., & Ottmar, E. R., (under review). Equivalence task in From Here to There!: A digital algebraic notation system impacts conceptual understanding in middle school mathematics. Journal of Educational Psychology.

Harrison, A., Erickson, J. A., Smith, H., Varatharaj, A., & Botelho, F. (Under review). Blending learning analytics and embodied design to model students’ comprehension of measurement using their actions, speech, and gestures. Manuscript under review for the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction Special Issue on Learning Analytics of Embodied Design: Enhancing Synergy.

Harrison, A., Smith, H., & Tsarava, K. (accepted). Defining, measuring, and teaching computational thinking. Panel session submitted to the Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference in Madison, WI (November, 2020).

Harrison, A., Smith, H., Hulse, T., & Ottmar, E. (In revision). Spacing out!: Manipulating spatial features in mathematical expressions affects performance. Manuscript submitted for review.

Harrison, A., Ottmar, E., & Arroyo, I. (under review). The roles and study of gesture in mathematics learning. Manuscript submitted for review.

Micciolo, M., Ottmar, E., Harrison, A., Smith, H., Castro, F., & Arroyo, I. (under review). The Wearable Learning Cloud Platform: A computational thinking tool supporting game design and active play. Technology, Knowledge and Learning.

Ottmar, E.., LoCasale-Crouch, J., Harrison, L., Ramakrishnan, A., & Whitehill, J. (in revision). The Potential of Machine Learning to Automate Classroom Observations and Provide Feedback on Classroom Interpersonal Dynamics.

Smith, H., Harrison, A., Ottmar, E. & Arroyo, I. Supporting Technology-Augmented Game Creation and Play Through A Teacher Professional Development Program. (Revision submitted) Technology, Knowledge, and Learning.

Smith, H., Chan, J. Y. C., St. John, J., & Ottmar, E. (under review). The effects of linear board games on numerical knowledge. Journal of Numerical Cognition.


THESIS OR DISSERTATIONS

Daniel Manzo, PhD (May 2020), Learning Sciences and Technologies

Hannah Smith, Masters, (May 2020), Learning Sciences and Technologies

Taylyn Hulse, Masters, (May 2019), Learning Sciences and Technologies

Avery Harrison, Masters, ( May 2019), Learning Sciences and Technologies

Maria Daigle (2018-19) Student Interpersonal, Cognitive, and Emotional Skills at Escuela Agricola, Paraguay

Matthew Micciolo, Masters, (December 2018) Interactive Media and Game Design

Lindsay Braith (2016-17) Even Elementary Students Can Explore Algebra!: Testing the Feasibility of from Here to There!, a Game-Based Perceptual Learning Intervention-