Episode 10: How do children learn math?
Why do some children excel in math, while others struggle? It’s a question Dr. Stephanie Bugden has been trying to answer throughout her career. By using interactive games, and functional brain imaging methods, her and her research team from the University of Winnipeg Psychology Department are hoping to learn more about the cognitive and neural mechanisms that guide math learning to help improve math skills in children.
On this episode the research question is: “How do children learn math?”
Written, Narrated and Produced by Kent Davies
UWRQ Logo by Kimberley Moore
Dr. Stephanie Bugden, Interviewed by Kent Davies, September 1, 2023, in Winnipeg, MB. Digital Audio Recording. “Research Question Podcast,” Oral History Centre Archive, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.
Alyssa Wright, Interviewed by Kent Davies, October 31, 2023, in Winnipeg, MB. Digital Audio Recording. “Research Question Podcast,” Oral History Centre Archive, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.
Nuisance – Allegory Instrumental
Xylo-Ziko – Nexus
Field recordings by Alyssa Wright.
Abcopen – Childrens classroom
Bugden, Stephanie, A. T. Park, A. P. Mackey, and E. M. Brannon. “The neural basis of number word processing in children and adults.” Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 51 (2021): 101011.
Gattas, Sylvia U., Stephanie Bugden, and Ian M. Lyons. “Rules of order: Evidence for a novel influence on ordinal processing of numbers.” Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 150, no. 10 (2021): 2100.