Prominent math education expert to present lecture

Honors Program Lecture, *The Development of Numerical Understanding* by Carnegie Mellon U. professor Robert Siegler
March 26, 2013

Robert Siegler, Teresa Heinz professor of cognitive psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak at McDaniel College’s annual Honors Program lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in McDaniel Lounge.

Siegler’s talk, “The Development of Numerical Understanding,” is free and open to the public.

A well-known psychologist and prominent math education expert, Siegler has done significant research on children’s thinking, particularly their mathematical and scientific thinking, such as the development of early number sense and learning fractions.

He has served on the National Math Panel and is involved in improving math education. In addition, he has published more than 200 articles and chapters, written nine books and edited five others. His books have been translated into numerous languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German and French.

The lecture is sponsored by McDaniel’s Honors Program, which was established in 1986 as a four-year program to provide a more challenging education for academically talented students. Students in the program become part of a community of scholars and are selected on the basis of academic records, test scores and leadership potential.

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