Publications

Articles and Chapters
Under Review
In Prep
Peer-Reviewed Published Proceedings (with Talks)
Presentations
Posters


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Chapters

Clinton, V., Cooper, J. L., Michaelis, J., Alibali, M. W., & Nathan, M. J. (in press). Revising visuals based on instructional design principles: Effects on cognitive load and learning. In C. Was, F.J. Sansosti, B.J. Morris (Eds.) Eye-tracking technology applications in educational research. IGI Global.

Dierker, L., Alexander, J., Cooper, J. L., Selya, A., Rose, J., & Dasgupta, N. (2016). Engaging diverse students in statistical inquiry: A comparison of learning experiences and outcomes of under-represented and non-underrepresented students enrolled in a multidisciplinary project-based statistics course. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(1), 1-9.

Dierker, L., Cooper, J. L., Alexander, J., Selya, A., & Rose, J. (2015). Evaluating access: A comparison of demographic and disciplinary characteristics of students enrolled in a traditional introductory statistics course vs. a multidisciplinary, project-based course. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 4(1), 22-37.

Jiang, M. J., Cooper, J. L., & Alibali, M. W. (2014). Perceptual factors influence arithmetic performance: The case of the minus sign. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 1626-1642. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2014.898669


Under Review

Cooper, J. L., & Dierker, L. (under review). Increasing exposure to programming: A comparison of demographic characteristics of students enrolled in introductory computer science programming courses vs. a multidisciplinary data analysis course. [draft available]

Cooper, J. L., & Sidney, P., & Alibali, M. W. (under review). Who benefits from diagrams and illustrations in math problems? Ability and attitudes matter. [draft available]

Walkington, C. A., Cooper, J. L., Akinsiku, O., & Kalish, C. W. (under review). Middle school students’ and mathematicians’ representations of mathematical objects. [draft available]


In Preparation

Cooper, J. L., & Gelman, R. Scaffolding graph construction: Translating verbal summaries into interpretable graphs.

Cooper, J. L., Dogan, M., Young, A. G., Kalish, C. W. Examples in mathematical inductive inference: Similarities and differences to inductive reasoning in science.


Peer-Reviewed Published Proceedings with Talks

Cooper, J. L.*, & Walkington, C. A.*, & Howell, E. (2013). The effects of visual representations and interest-based personalization on solving percent problems. In M. Martinez & A. Castro Superfine (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA) (pp. 533-536). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago. [*shared first authorship]

Jiang, M., Cooper, J. L., Alibali, M. W. (2013). Visually grouping operands: Perceptual factors influence arithmetic performance. In M. Martinez & A. Castro Superfine (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA) (pp. 253-259). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.

Cooper, J. L., & Dogan, M. F., Young, A. G., & Kalish, C. W. (2012). Stronger arguments within inductive generalization in middle school mathematics. In L. R. Van Zoest, J.-J. Lo, & J. L. Kratky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA) (pp. 331-334). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

Cooper, J. L., & Alibali, M. W. (2012). Visual representations in mathematics problem-solving: Effects of diagrams and illustrations. In L. R. Van Zoest, J.-J. Lo, & J. L. Kratky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA) (pp. 281-288). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

Walkington, C. A., Cooper, J. L., Kalish, C. W., & Akinsiku, O. (2012). How middle school students reason differently in everyday and mathematical contexts: Typicality and example choice in mathematical justification. In L. R. Van Zoest, J.-J. Lo, & J. L. Kratky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA) (pp. 174 – 181). Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

Cooper, J. L., Walkington, C.A., Williams, C. C., Akinsiku, O. A., Kalish, C. W., Ellis, A. B., & Knuth, E. J. (2011). Adolescent reasoning in mathematics: Exploring middle school students’ strategic approaches in empirical justifications. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CSS) (pp. 2188-2193). Boston, MA: Cognitive Science Society.

Williams, C., Akinsiku, O., Walkington, C. A., Cooper, J. L., Ellis, A., Kalish, C. W., Knuth, E. (2011). Understanding students’ similarity and typicality judgments in and out of mathematics. In L. R. Wiest, & T. Lamberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA) (pp. 1180-1189). Reno, NV.


Presentations

Cooper, J. L. (2016, May). Learning and motivation from basic versus enhanced statistics video lessons. Virtual recorded video poster presented at the Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics, https://www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots16

Clinton, V., & Cooper, J. L. (2015, April). Teacher viewpoints of instructional design principles for visuals in a middle school math curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Clinton, V., Cooper, J. L., Alibali, M. W., & Nathan, M. J. (2013, May). The role of contextual illustrations in problem-solving accuracy and lesson-text comprehension. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Cooper, J. L., Williams, C. C., Young, A., & Kalish, C. W. (2013, April). Middle school students and strategic inductive generalization based on example typicality. In E. Knuth (Chair), Choosing and using examples: A promising road to proof? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Clinton, V., Cooper, J. L., Alibali, M. W., & Nathan, M. J. (2012, September). Integrating visual and verbal information in mathematics. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Educational Effectiveness meeting (SREE), Washington, D.C.

Cooper, J. L., Nathan, M. J., Clinton, V., Sidney, P. G., & Alibali, M. W. (2012, April). Design principles for the integration of visual and verbal information in a math curriculum. In M.J. Nathan (Chair), Bridging research and practice: From cognitive principles to design principles of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Paper presented in symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, Canada.

Cooper, J. L. (2011, November). Visuals in mathematics problem solving: When are there benefits? Talk given at Cognitive and Developmental Psychology Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Posters

Cooper, J. L., Sidney, P. G., & Alibali, M. W. (2016, April). Diagrams and illustrations in trigonometry problem solving: Effects depend on student characteristics. Poster presented at a post-AERA conference on Bringing Cognitive Science Research to the Classroom, Arlington, VA.

Michaelis, J. E., Clinton, V. E., Cooper, J. L., Nathan, M. J., & Alibali, M. W. Learning and eye gaze patterns when mathematics lessons are revised using cognitive principles. Poster presented at the 2016 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Walkington, C., Cooper, J. L., Alibali, M. W., & Nathan, M. J. (2015, November). The effects of visual representations and interest-based personalization on solving mathematics story problems. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA), East Lansing, MI.

Cooper, J. L., Clinton, V., Riggs, A., Brey, E., Alibali, M. W., & Nathan, M. J. (2013). Contextual visual information in middle school problem-solving: A puzzling situation. Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter (PME-NA), p. 555, Chicago, IL.

Cooper, J., & Walkington, C. (2013, July). Solving percent word problems: Effects of interest-based personalization and visualization. Poster presented at 1st Annual Midwest Meeting on Mathematical Thinking (M3T). Minneapolis, MN.

Jiang, M. J., Cooper, J. L., & Alibali, M. W. (2013, April). Visually grouping operands: Perceptual factors influence arithmetic performance. Poster presented at biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, WA.

Cooper, J. L., & Gelman, R. (2012, May). Effect of statistics education on undergraduates’ graph interpretation. Poster presented at the Teaching Institute at the annual meeting of American Psychology Society (APS), Chicago, IL.

Cooper, J. L., Clinton, V., Sidney, P. G., Alibali, M. W., Nathan, M. J. (2011, October). Using visuals in middle school mathematics. Poster presented at biennial meeting of Cognitive Development Society (CDS), Philadelphia, PA.

Knuth, E., Ellis, A., Kalish, C. W., Williams, C. C., Akinsiku, O., Cooper, J. L., & Walkington, C. A. (2011, April). The role of similarity and typicality in students’ inferential reasoning. Poster presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (NCTM), Indianapolis, IN.

Cooper, J. L., & Gelman, R. (September, 2008). A graph’s title: Informed communication about relationships. Poster presented at departmental poster symposium.

Cooper, J. L., & Gelman, R. (2007). Predicting answers: Combining arithmetic strategies and number knowledge. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Boston, MA.

Cooper, J. L., Brenneman, K. B., & Gelman, R. (May, 2006). A graphing game: Context aids graph interpretation and arithmetic. Poster presented at the annual meeting of American Psychological Society (APS), New York City, NY.

Cooper, J. L., Brenneman, K. B., & Gelman, R. (2005, April). Young children’s use of graphs for arithmetic. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Atlanta, GA.

Cooper, J. L. (2002, April). Counterfactual deductive reasoning: Enhanced instruction sets. Poster session presented at Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, River Falls, WI.