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Abbey Loehr

Doctoral Candidate
Research Area: Developmental Science


By applying research from cognitive science, I aim to understand and develop ways to support children's math learning. Dissertation title: Examining the Relationship Between Memory for Errors and Learning

Lab Website

Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Malone, A., Loehr, A. M., & Fuchs, L. S. (under review). The role of domain-general cognitive abilities and decimal labels in at-risk fourth-grade students' decimal magnitude understanding.

Loehr, A. M. & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2017). Putting the "th" in tenths: Providing place-value labels helps reveal the structure of our base-10 numeral system. Journal of Cognition and Develoment, 18(2), 226-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15248372.2016.1243118

Rittle-Johnson, B., Loehr, A. M., & Durkin, K. (2017). Promoting self-explanation to improve mathematics learning: A meta-analysis and instructional design principles. ZDM Mathematics Education doi:10.1007/s11858-017-0834-z

Rittle-Johnson, B. & Loehr, A. M. (2016). Eliciting explanations: Constraints on when self-explanation aids learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.  doi:10.3758/s13423-016-1079-5

Rittle-Johnson, B., Fyfe, E. R., Loehr, A. M., & Miller, M. R. (2015). Beyond numeracy in preschool: Adding patterns to the equation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 31, 101-112.

Loehr, A. M., Fyfe, E. R., & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2014). Wait for it… Delaying Instruction improves mathematics problem solving: A classroom study. The Journal of Problem Solving, 7(1), Article 5. Retrieved from http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jps/vol7/iss1/5 

Conference Presentations
Loehr, A. M. (2017, April). Name that number: Decimal labels predict magnitude knowledge. Paper presented at the Society for Research and Child Development (SRCD), Austin, TX.

Loehr, A. M. & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2016, August). Putting the “th” in tenths: The role of labeling decimals in revealing place value structure. Paper to be presented at Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Loehr, A. M. & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2015, August). Measuring and promoting change in correct and incorrect decimal fraction knowledge. Paper presented at the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus.

Loehr, A. M., Fyfe, E. R., Miller, M. R., & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2014, April). Learning from Explanations: Does it matter who provides them? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Conference Poster Presentations
Loehr, A. M., Rittle-Johnson, B., & Durkin, K. (2017, April). Promoting self-explanation to improve mathematics learning: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Society for Research and Child Development (SRCD), Austin, TX.

Loehr, A. M., Malone, A. S. (2016, April). The role of labels on fraction problem solving. Poster nominated for Division C Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Award and presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Washington, DC.

Loehr, A. M. & Rittle-Johnson, B. (2015, March). Delaying instruction improves third-grade children’s knowledge of decimals. Poster presented at the Society for Research and Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA.

Loehr, A. M., Rittle-Johnson, B., Rajendran, A. (2013, October). Promoting Mathematical problem solving and explanation at home. Poster presented at the Eighth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society (CDS), Memphis, TN.


Honors

One of seven graduate students nominated for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Award (AERA, 2016)

Vanderbilt Psychology and Human Development Research-Achievement Fellowship (Spring 2016)