Welcome to the Interactivity Lab at Vanderbilt, a snapshot of the people and projects currently underway that focus on how kids learn mathematics through interaction–with other people, with tools, with resources, and with their own histories and experiences. The projects that are part of the Interactivity Lab have both pragmatic and theoretical foci. Pragmatically, we care a lot about creating spaces where kids can engage in mathematically rich and complex problem solving. In particular, we want to better understand how to make that kind of mathematical engagement the norm of all classrooms and for all kids. Theoretically, our projects all seek to better understand how designed contexts for learning support, frame, and push back on students’ mathematical understanding.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our work, or if you want copies of any publications.