Published: May 9, 2018

Prof. Bhuvana Narasimhan was recently awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation to work on a research project titled "'More is Up': Investigating the Vertical Number Line in Preschoolers". 

Together with graduate student Norielle Adricula and a team of undergraduate students, the project will investigate the development of space-number mappings in preschool children. The project aims to find out whether children who have no training in mathematics nevertheless conceptualize numerical magnitudes using vertical space. The findings will expand our understanding of language and numerical cognition in children which will have implications for early mathematical instruction.

Congratulations, Bhuvana!