Richard Prather is an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland. His work addresses children’s cognitive development, with a focus on mathematical cognition.

Current projects cover cognition and cognitive development with a focus on the effects of developmental, cultural and societal contexts.

Selected Publications

Reconstructing the Study of Human Cognition.

Fear Not of Cognition in Context.

Parent and child spontaneous focus on number, mathematical abilities, and mathematical talk during play activities.