Dr. Helena Osana, well-respected professor at Concordia University, is conducting research with her team at Vaudrin Academy. 

Vaudrin Academy is working in partnership with Concordia University on a math project. Together, we would like to better understand the ways children in the early elementary grades learn and understand math concepts and symbols.

This project is part of a study headed by Dr. Helena Osana, Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University. A group of graduate students have been hired as research assistants on this project. The graduate students are pursuing Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Child Study in the Department of Education at Concordia.

The researchers will meet the students individually on four occasions on separate days during the months of April or May to do some activities related to math and to letter sounds. These meetings will be conducted in the school library, the gym, or in another quiet room in the school and will last a maximum of 45 minutes each. The Concordia researchers will also audio-record the conversations they have with the students. This will help us better understand how children think about math and how they understand symbols. These audio recordings will be used for research purposes only and will not be shared with anyone outside the research team.