Dr. Jessica Rodrigues is an assistant professor in Special Education at MU. She was most recently a postdoctoral fellow in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She has over six years of experience conducting research in local schools and teaching evidence-based mathematics interventions to diverse learners at risk for mathematics difficulties.
Her research interests include mathematics screening for the identification of struggling learners, developing and testing mathematics interventions, and supporting teachers’ mathematics understanding with professional development opportunities. In particular, her work investigates students’ and teachers’ fraction understanding. Dr. Rodrigues leads the Mathematics Potential Lab, a research team with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty that seeks to support each child’s mathematics understanding.
Areas of Expertise
- Evidence-based mathematics interventions for students at risk for mathematics difficulties
- Mathematics screening methods
- Students’ and teachers’ fraction understanding