EARLY MATH LEARNING PROJECT
"When parents believe that math ability is something that can grow and change with effort, they engage in constructive parenting practices. Therefore, this study’s primary goal is to change parents’ mindsets about math ability to support constructive parenting practices around math, in which may ultimately benefit children’s math learning. It is an ongoing longitudinal intervention study, where families of 1st and 2nd grade children are invited to participate." -Diana Oh, the leading researcher on the Early Math Learning Project
Center for Parent-Child Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Character Design: Design 10 - 12 animal and alien characters
Illustration: Based on the storyline provided by the psychology researchers from the Center for Parent-Child Studies: Create two sets of black&white comics and four sets of black&white board game cards. All illustrations will be printed on colored papers (orange/green/blue).
Logo Design: Design a logo for the Early Math Learning Project that will be used on tote bags, in brochures, and in all other relevant documents.
The comics and game cards were used in a developmental psychology study that is presented as a poster:
Barger, M. M., Pomerantz, E., Oh, D., Shah, S., & Cimpian, A. (2017). Helping parents to see that math ability can grow: Implications for parents’ math beliefs. Poster presented at the Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development Retreat, Bad Boll, Germany.