Martha Alibali is a professor of psychology and educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She conducts research at the interface of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and mathematics education. Specifically, her research investigates mathematics learning and development, with a special focus on the role of gesture in mathematical thinking and knowledge change. She is also interested in the role of gesture in communication, particularly in educational settings.
Phone: (608) 263-1811
Office: 679 Ed Sciences
Current ProjectsConnecting Mathematical Ideas through Animated Multimodal Instruction
Promoting Discriminative and Generative Learning: Transfer in Arithmetic Problem Solving
Postdoctoral Training Program in Mathematical Thinking, Learning, and Instruction
Interdisciplinary Training Program for Predoctoral Research in the Education Sciences
Completed ProjectsCollaborative Research: Understanding and Cultivating the Transition from Arithmetic to Algebraic Reasoning
Collaborative Research: Understanding and Cultivating the Transition from Arithmetic to Algebraic Thinking
Do Teachers' Gestures Facilitate Students' Mathematics Learning? Evidence from Early Algebra
Tangibility for Teaching, Learning and Communicating Mathematics
How Do Instructional Gestures Support Students' Mathematics Learning?
National Center for Cognition and Math Instruction (NCCMI)