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Kurt VanLehn

Kurt VanLehn is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University.

Titles by This Author

The Origins of Procedural Misconceptions

As children acquire arithmetic skills, they often develop "bugs" - small, local misconceptions that cause systematic errors. Mind Bugs combines a novel cognitive simulation process with careful hypothesis testing to explore how mathematics students acquire procedural skills in instructional settings, focusing in particular on these procedural misconceptions and what they reveal about the learning process.VanLehn develops a theory of learning that explains how students develop procedural misconceptions that cause systematic errors.