Get Involved/Puede Participar

Children’s Research on UW Campus

Do you have a child in Kindergarten through 12th grade that would be interested in participating in math research on the UW campus?  Participants will play various math games and complete paper-and-pencil assessments with a member of our research team.  We offer monetary compensation, a small gift, and a parking voucher.  Check out the available studies below!

Puede Participar

¿Tiene un hijo entre la guardería y el 12º curso que pudiera estar interesado en participar en un estudio sobre matemáticas en el campus de UW?  Los participantes jugarán a varios juegos de matemáticas y completarán evaluaciones escritas con un miembro de nuestro equipo. Ofrecemos remuneración económica, un pequeño regalo y un vale de aparcamiento.

Children’s Matching Game (Children entering grades K, 1, 5, or 6):

Instructions on using our online scheduling program for Children’s Matching Game can be found here.  Direct access to the online scheduling program for Children’s Matching Game will be posted when studies resume in Summer 2019.

Number Line (Age 4):

Our Number Line study investigates the way young children think about the size of numbers. It takes place on the UW campus and includes one session of 30-45 minutes. Children will earn stickers by playing math-related games with one of our trained researchers. For each session, we offer $12 and a small gift. If you are interested in participating, please email Alex at meld_lab@education.wisc.edu to set up a time!

Cultivating Math Knowledge (Children in Grades 3 or 6):

We are studying how children develop their understanding of math and numbers. Understanding math early is important for later success in algebra and higher math, and the lab is studying ways that this understanding emerges. If your student is interested in participating, please email us at meld_lab@education.wisc.edu or use the Sign Up Genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084FA5A62FABF58-cultivating

PAL (Children in Grades 2-4):

Can children use their whole number knowledge to learn about the sizes of fractions? This study takes place on the UW campus and includes 2 sessions on separate days. Children will participate in a variety of activities and math-related games with one of our trained researchers. For each session, we offer $12 and a small gift. If you are interested in participating, email Alex at meld_lab@education.wisc.edu for more information or visit our registration website (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084fa5a62fabf58-pal) to sign up for this study!

LAMBDA (Children in Grades 3 or 6):

The Longitudinal Analysis of Mathematical Brain Development and Abilities (LAMBDA) Learning Community is investigating the development of fraction knowledge in children. Knowledge of fractions and mathematical competence are important determinants of life chances in modern society and are even known to impact educational, employment, and health outcomes. Despite the importance of fraction knowledge, children and adults often encounter considerable difficulties understanding fractions. If you are interested in participating, call 608-263-4011 or email lambda@education.wisc.edu for more information. 

Math Van

Our new research van offers transportation to and from studies!
Equipped with a car seat and two booster seats, we can bring your whole family to our testing locations.
You may even see our research van at your child’s day care or after school program.

Ask us if you’re interested in learning more!