Julie L. Booth, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
Office of the Dean
Psychological Studies in Education

Ritter Annex 211
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone/fax: (215) 204-6223/ (215) 204-6013

  • Ph.D. Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B. Phil. Psychology and Business, University of Pittsburgh
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Conceptual and procedural knowledge in mathematics
  • Self-explanation of worked examples
  • Cognitive development
  • External representations
Recent Scholarship

Booth, J.L., & Siegler, R.S. (2008). Numerical magnitude representations influence arithmetic learning. Child Development, 79, 1016-1031.

Booth, J.L., & Koedinger, K.R. (2008). Key misconceptions in algebraic problem solving. In B.C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 571-576).  Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Booth, J.L., Koedinger, K.R., & Siegler, R.S. (2008, July). Using self-explanation to improve algebra learning. Poster presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C.

Booth, J.L., & Siegler, R.S. (2007, August). The role of internal representations of magnitude in numerical estimation. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction in Budapest, Hungary.

Booth, J.L., Koedinger, K.R., & Siegler, R.S. (2007, August). The effect of prior conceptual knowledge on procedural performance and learning in algebra. Poster presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Nashville, TN.

Booth, J.L., & Koedinger, K. (2007, March). Are diagrams always helpful tools? The effect of presentation format on students’ solutions of algebra problems. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Boston, MA.

Booth, J.L., & Siegler, R.S. (2006). Developmental and individual differences in numerical estimation. Developmental Psychology, 41, 189-201.

Siegler, R.S., & Booth, J.L. (2005). Development of numerical estimation skills. In J.A. Campbell (Ed.) Handbook of Mathematical Cognition (pp 197-212). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Siegler, R.S., & Booth, J.L. (2004). The development of numerical estimation skills in young children. Child Development, 75, 428-444.