Series: Hear from the Experts

Measuring Math Understanding of ELLs with Barbara Sarnecka and David Purpura

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A panel of early math experts engage with the audience at Promising Math 2017 to consider the challenges of getting a true picture of what young children understand about numbers, especially when children are learning more than one language. Barbara Sarnecka, professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California-Irvine, and David Purpura, associate professor at Purdue University, discuss current practices in developmental psychology and early education research.

The Early Math Collaborative, supported by the CME Group Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation, held their first biennial conference in 2017 called Promising Math. A conference linking research and practice, the event brought experts from around the United States to discuss the understanding, teaching, and learning of mathematics for children between birth and eight years.The focus for 2017: Fostering access to mathematics for children who are English Language Learners (ELLs).