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I am studying a Ph.D. in Education at Macquarie University. My project is related to how children learn mathematics, what mathematical skills allow us to identify children that are likely to struggle with mathematics, and what are the characteristics of children that present difficulties in learning mathematics. I am supervised by Professor Rebecca Bull and Dr. Saskia Kohnen. 

Research interests

I am interested in:

- Mathematics Learning/ Numerical Cognition

- Specific learning disorders

- Mathematics learning difficulties

- Child Development

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience and Education, Master of Science, University of Bristol

30 Sep 201521 Nov 2016

Psicopedagogía (Educational Psychology), Licenciatura, Universidad Catolica del Uruguay

9 Mar 200928 Nov 2013

External positions

Associate Professor, Universidad Catolica del Uruguay

1 Oct 20169 Feb 2020

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Research Outputs

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Cognitive research and mathematics education— how can basic research reach the classroom?

Simplicio, H., Gasteiger, H., Dorneles, B. V., Grimes, K. R., Haase, V. G., Ruiz, C., Liedtke, F. V. & Moeller, K., 23 Apr 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, p. 1-5 5 p., 773.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Mathematics learning and its difficulties: the cases of Chile and Uruguay

Rodríguez, C., Cuadro, A. & Ruiz, C., 2019, International handbook of mathematical learning difficulties: from the laboratory to the classroom. Fritz, A., Haase, V. G. & Räsänen, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 213-230 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The effects of teaching mental calculation in the development of mathematical abilities

    Ruiz, C. & Balbi, A., 4 May 2019, In : Journal of Educational Research. 112, 3, p. 315–326 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Las habilidades lingüísticas y el sistema numérico aproximado en la eficacia del cálculo aritmético

    Translated title of the contribution: The influence of linguistic abilities and the approximate number system in the efficacy of arithmetic calculationSinger, V., Ruiz, C. & Cuadro, A., 30 Jul 2018, In : Bordon, Revista de Pedagogia. 70, 3, p. 185-197 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)