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Jo-Anne LeFevre

Chancellor's Professor and Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science

Degrees:Ph.D. (Alberta)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2693
Office:2217 Dunton Tower

Research Interests

My research interests are in cognitive development and cognition, focusing on individual differences and developmental differences in mathematics. We are currently pursuing various topics in numerical cognition including (a) the types of mental codes adults use to solve arithmetic problems, (b) the role of working memory in mental arithmetic, and (c) the development of early numeracy skills in preschool and kindergarten children. Applied projects include research on the role of language in mathematical learning for children in elementary school and the development of tools for assessing early numeracy skill.