Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education & Training | Training & Support
North America | USA
The motivation behind our project is our experience in math education and research on how people think about relative size, percentages, fractions, ratios, and proportions. When I was watching the media in the COVID pandemic, I knew that making sense of the percentages was going to be hard for people because if you think about your everyday life, do you know how risky driving somewhere is as a percent? Do you know how risky anything really is as a percent? When you hear on the news, that you have a 10% risk or 1% risk, it’s very hard to make sense of what that really means.