Our lab examines how children and adults process numbers as well as the cognitive factors that are related to solving mathematical problems (e.g., working memory, executive functions, attention). We are also interested in investigating the cognitive profiles of children with learning disabilities as well as the educational interventions that may be beneficial to this group of children.
Besides mathematical cognition, our lab also works on general cognitive development, including but not limited to general reasoning, scientific reasoning and moral reasoning.
Our lab is currently working on several research project related to the topic of mathematical cognition and science learning:
- Development of a comprehensive assessment system for identifying and supporting children with mathematics learning difficulties in Hong Kong
- Exploring the causal relation between spatial skills and math competence through a game-based spatial skills training: A randomized controlled trial
- The role of different reasoning ability in learning science
- Developing a comprehensive word problem reasoning test for elementary school students
- Is 7 – 3 Equal to 3 – 7? Children’s understanding of arithmetic principles and its relation with mathematics learning