The purpose of this project is to examine the process by which math language instruction improves learning of mathematics skills in order to design and translate the most effective interventions into practical classroom instruction.
About Me (Bio):
Yemimah A. King is a doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Purdue University, where she studies early language and math development. She is a research assistant who works under the advisement of Dr. David Purpura on an NSF-funded math language storybook intervention. The goal of this intervention is to increase preschoolers’ engagement in early math activities. Her role on this project primarily consists of storybook development, data collection, and mentoring undergraduate research assistants. She is interested in examining the links between learning experiences at home (e.g., parent-child interactions and media use) and school readiness skills—particularly math and language—in preschool age children. She received her master’s degree in HDFS at Purdue University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Georgia State University. Yemimah is a 2019-20 CADRE Fellow.