Examining Potential Causal Connections and Mechanisms Between Children's Block Play and Mathematics Learning

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Principal Investigator:
Sara Schmitt

Our primary goal in this project was to further develop, refine, and evaluate a research-based STEM learning tool (i.e., block play) that tests theories of mathematical learning. Specifically, we tested the impact of different types of block play (free play, semi-structured) on early mathematics and are working towards identifying potential mechanisms (e.g., mathematical language, executive function) underlying these relations.

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