Ana Stephens

Professional Title
Associate Researcher
Citations of DRK-12 or Related Work (DRK-12 work is denoted by *)
  • Stephens, L., St. Clair, N., & Lee, H-S. (2020). Scaffolding a lesson with noisy data: One physics lesson, two teacher approaches. ICLS 2020.*
TERC, Inc.

This study will design a curricular framework for developing children's algebraic thinking across Grades K-2, with a particular focus on understanding how to support the teaching and learning of algebra with students in at-risk settings.

TERC, Inc.

The project will use a quasi-experimental design to explore students' knowledge of core algebraic concepts in middle grades (grade 6), one year after their completion of 3-year, grades 3-5 early algebra intervention. The research questions are: (1) how well students who received a specific intervention retain their understanding of algebraic concepts in future years; and (2) whether and how the intervening year of regular classroom instruction in grade 6 influences the algebra understanding of both intervention and comparison students.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)

In this project researchers are implementing and studying a research-based curriculum that was designed to help children in grades 3-5 prepare for learning algebra at the middle school level. Researchers are investigating the impact of a long-term, comprehensive early algebra experience on students as they proceed from third grade to sixth grade. Researchers are working to build a learning progression that describes how algebraic concepts develop and mature from early grades through high school.