Dr. Laura Bofferding is an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education in the Curriculum and Instruction program at Purdue University. She’s won the National Science Foundation CAREER award in the amount of $680,504 to study Leveraging Contrasting Cases to Investigate Integer Understanding, an ongoing study started in 2014. She’s also the winner of the NAEd/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in the amount of $55,000, using it to study “Investigating the conceptual basis for the early introduction of negative numbers” between 2013-2015.
Laura often teaches: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School; Teaching Mathematics to Diverse Learners; Developing as a Mathematics Researcher; Learning of Mathematics: Insights and Issues.
- Ph.D. — Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education, Stanford University
- M.A. — Learning, Design, and Technology in Education, Stanford University
- B.S. — Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
- Pre-K and elementary students’ cognitive development and understanding of mathematics and negative numbers
- Using games to support children’s numerical understanding
- How teachers’ use of questioning, number talks, and students’ mathematical reasoning effect each other
- Using assessment to inform mathematics instruction
- Sequencing of mathematical topics
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