Caro Williams-Pierce

Dr. Caroline “Caro” Williams-Pierce is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Theory & Practice at the University at Albany, SUNY. Caro specializes in designing and analyzing technology for mathematical play, with a particular focus on how players construct mathematical understandings through playing videogames.

In her research, she considers principles of embodied cognition, perception as a mechanism for grounding mathematical understandings, the role of productive failure, the player’s experiences when embedded in digital media, and the oft-missed playfulness inherent in mathematical problemsolving.