Math Lab in the News:

Click here to watch a video of Evan Curtis, a former graduate student, talk about Mathematical Cognition at Carleton. Evan is now a faculty member at Booth University College in Winnipeg.

Master’s student credits faculty for his success

Publications:

The influences of different number languages on numeracy learning. View

Xu, C., Wells, E., Imbo, I., & LeFevre, J. (in press).  Strategic flexibility in computational estimation for Chinese- and Canadian-educated adults.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.  Accepted by editor on May 15, 2014.

Hawes, Z., LeFevre, J., Xu, C., & Bruce, C. (in press).  Mental rotation with tangible three-dimensional objects: A new measure sensitive to developmental differences in 4- to 8-year-old children.  Mind, Brain, and Education.  Accepted by the editor on March 12, 2014.

Sénéchal, M., & LeFevre, J. (in press).  Continuity and change in the home literacy environment as predictors of growth in vocabulary and reading.  Child Development.  Accepted by Editor, October 18th, 2013.

Cankaya, O. Z., LeFevre, J., & Dunbar, K.  (2014). The role of number naming systems and numeracy experience in children’s rote counting: Evidence from Turkish and Canadian children. Learning and Individual Differences, 32, 238-245.

Skwarchuk, S. L., Sowinski, C., & LeFevre, J. (2014).  Formal and informal home learning activities in relation to children’s early numeracy and literacy skills: The development of a home numeracy model. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 121, 63-84.

Watchorn, R. P. D., Bisanz, J., Fast, L., LeFevre, J., Skwarchuk, S. L., & Smith-Chant, B. L. (2014). Development of mathematical knowledge in young children: Attentional skill and the use of inversion. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15, 161-180.

Lukie, I., Skwarchuk, S. L., LeFevre, J., & Sowinski, C. (2013).  Relating child interests and collaborative parent-child interactions to the home learning environment.  Early Childhood Education Journal.DOI:10.1007/s10643-013-0604-7

LeFevre, J., Jiménez Lira, C., Sowinski, C., Cankaya, O., Kamawar, D., & Skwarchuk, S. L. (2013). Charting the role of the number line in mathematical development.  Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-9. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00641

Robert, N. D., & LeFevre, J. (2013). Ending up with less: The role of working memory in solving simple subtraction problems. Research in Mathematics Education, 15(2), 165-176.

Berrigan, L., LeFevre, J., Rees, L. M., Walker, L. A. S., Berard, J., & Freedman, M. S. (2013). Cognition in early relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: Consequences may be relative to working memory. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 1-12.

LeFevre, J., Berrigan, L., Vendetti, C., Kamawar, D., Bisanz, J., Skwarchuk, S.-L., & Smith-Chant, B. L. (2013). The role of executive attention in the acquisition of mathematical skills for children in grades two through four.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114, 243-261.

Robinson, K., & LeFevre, J. (2011). The inverse relations between multiplication and division: Concepts, procedures, and a cognitive framework. Educational Studies in Mathematics. Published online 26 May 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s10649-011-9330-5

Imbo, I., & LeFevre, J. (2011). Cultural differences in strategic behavior: A study in computational estimation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 37(5), 1294-1301.

Pyke, A. A., & LeFevre, J. (2011). Calculator use need not undermine direct-access ability: The roles of retrieval, calculation, and calculator use in the acquisition of arithmetic facts. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103(3), 607-616.

LeFevre, J., Fast, L., Skwarchuk, S. L., Smith-Chant, B. L., Bisanz, J., Kamawar, D., & Penner-Wilger, M. (2010). Pathways to mathematics:  Longitudinal predictors of performance. Child Development, 81(6), 1753-1767.

Das, R., LeFevre, J., & Penner-Wilger, M. (2010). Negative numbers in simple arithmetic.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(10), 1943-1952.

LeFevre, J., Polyzoi, E., Skwarchuk, S. L., Fast, L., & Sowinski, C. (2010). Do home numeracy and literacy practices of Greek and Canadian parents predict the numeracy skills of Kindergarten children? International Journal of Early Years Education, 18(1), 55-70.

Imbo, I., & LeFevre, J. (2010). The role of phonological and visuo-spatial working memory in complex arithmetic problem solving. Memory & Cognition, 38, 176-185.

Kamawar, D., LeFevre, J., Bisanz, J., Fast, L., Skwarchuk, S. L., Smith-Chant, B. L., & Penner-Wilger, M. (2010). Knowledge of counting principles: How relevant is order irrelevance? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 105, 138-145.