Researcher awarded $3 million grant to help children learn math

A UO project aimed at helping first- and second-graders get a better start at math got a boost of its own when it was awarded a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Christian Doabler, a professor and researcher at the UO’s Center for Teaching and Learning, will use the grant to develop an intervention for children having trouble with math. The approach will combine conventional exercises with tablet-based activities tailed to an individual child’s needs.

Known as Precision Mathematics, the approach is meant to help children get on track for math success. For a complete report, see “UO’s Doabler receives grant to create technology-based math intervention” on the Office of Research and Innovation website.