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Lab Director and Professor

Martha W. Alibali

Contact information:

Department of Psychology and Department of Educational Psychology,

University of Wisconsin-Madison

mwalibali@wisc.edu

office: (608) 262-0837

lab: (608) 263-0757

                                              

Graduate Students

Andrea M. Donovan

Andrea is interested in cognitive development and mathematical learning in children.  Her current research investigates the role of manipulatives in children’s mathematical learning and conceptual understanding of equations, and how children express new knowledge in performance, speech and gesture.

 

 

 

Anna Bartel

I am a third year graduate student advised by Martha Alibali. Broadly, my research interests are focused on how visual representations help students solve math problems. Specifically, I am interested in how diagrams influences the degree to which a learner is capable of symbolizing an equation from a story problem, and how different visual representations of variability influence students (mis)conceptions about confidence intervals.

 

 

David Menendez

I’m a third year graduate student advised by Martha Alibali and Karl Rosengren. My research broadly centers on conceptual development. More specifically, on children’s understanding of the natural world, and how visual representations aid or hinder learning about biology. I am also interested in how children’s socialization into their given culture might influence their conception of life processes.

 

Undergraduate Students

Kathryn Anderson

Hallie Martens

Maggie Anne Kotecki

Vaughan Collins

Collen Bruckner

Erika Strauss

Erin Condon

Eartha Zhang

Vanesa Meneses

Morgan Gald

Delaney Twing

Morgan Pagenkopf

Olivia Borglin

Adele Poser

Devin Deegan

Vijay Marupudi

Li Cai

Sara Her

Ruohan Xia

Nel Siemsen

Jaspreet Singh

Nadine Jessup

Yanchi Gu