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UW-Madison's Matthews co-authors article, 'An Emoji is Worth a Thousand Variables'

November 07, 2017
Percival Matthews
Matthews
UW-Madison's Percival Matthews recently co-authored a journal article titled, "An Emoji is Worth a Thousand Variables."

Matthews is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology. His research is dedicated to understanding the ways that students learn about numbers, with a special emphasis on ratios and fractions.

The article -- which appears in the journal The Mathematics Teacher and is co-authored with teacher Tony McCaffrey -- explores the potential of icon-based mathematical games, emoji math and mobile math to promote student engagement and understanding of algebra. 

Access the article online here.

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