Assistant Professor in the iSchool
University of Maryland, College Park
Caro Williams-Pierce is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the College of Information Studies. Her lifelong love of both mathematics and video games has caused her to investigate mathematics learning in video games, with a particular focus on backgrounding formal mathematical notation in order to support authentic mathematical play. In particular, Dr. Williams-Pierce believes that the rampant mathophobia developed in formal mathematics classrooms in the US can be offset by voluntary engagement with beautiful and playful mathematical interactions.