#131 Research in Action 8: Numbers and space with Krzysztof Cipora

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Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.

This is an episode from the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

On today’s episode I was lucky enough to speak to Krzysztof Cipora.

Krzysztof obtained his Diploma and PhD in psychology at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. Afterwards he spent four years as a Post-Doc researcher at Department of Psychology, University of Tuebingen, Germany. Krzysztof has joined the Centre for Mathematical Cognition as a lecturer in April 2020.

In this conversation we discussed:

  • Numbers and space – how people visualise relatively small and large numbers differently
  • Magnitude of numbers
  • Counting chickens!

Krzysztof ’s Big 3
1. Georges Ifrah, “The Universal History of Numbers”
2. Adam Kucharski, “The rules of contagion”
3. Andreas Nieder, “A brain for numbers”



My usual plugs:


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