Hugues Lortie-Forgues



I am a Lecturer in Education. I have completed a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2007-2013) and a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (2013-2015).

My research interests focus primarily on the development of mathematical understanding, in particular how children and adults learn arithmetic involving fractions and decimals. These topics are crucial for later mathematics achievement and for the ability to succeed in many occupations. Unfortunately, fraction and decimal arithmetic pose substantial difficulties for many children and adults; a situation that has shown little sign of improvement over the past three decades. Given how important proper comprehension of fraction and decimal arithmetic is, a major goal of my research is to understand how children and adults process this type of learning in order to develop resources that will help them learn maths better.


Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323586