We are a research group from Carnegie Mellon University that develops and tests software to help high school students become flexible math problem-solvers. We’re interested in your math learning experiences!
You will take part in a Remote Think-Aloud activity, which includes several math-related tasks, such as problem-solving, worked-example walk-through, reflection, and some follow-up questions. These activities will be conducted on paper (and will be shown to us via web camera/photo) or online collaborative canvas tools. We will collect your draft work and audio recordings. These activities are totally voluntary, would take about an hour of time, and you may choose to stop at any time.
Here is one example problem that we may use in the activity:
A number is called a decreasing number if it has two or more digits and each digit is smaller than the digit to its left. For example , and are all decreasing numbers but , , and are not. How many decreasing numbers are there?
To take part in the study, you have to be between 14-17 years old and studying in the US. We offer a $25 gift certificate for participating.
Your participation means a lot to us. If you have any question or would like to sign up, please send an email to:
Professor Bruce McLaren, Principal Investigator, Carnegie Mellon University