Research Projects

Research projects of Jessica H. Hunt

Research projects of Jessica Hunt are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Educational Sciences (IES), and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC-DPI).  Click the links below and watch the short videos for more information.


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We are working with Gooru Navigator (PI), a non-profit organization that operates as a “GPS for Learning”, on this Network for In Vivo Research (NIER): Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure Incubator project to develop tools and dashboards to give vetted researchers the ability to validate and scale the impact of their work with millions of learners. Our work will offer three key capabilities. First, researchers can configure their innovations (content, tools, or algorithms) to operate in Gooru Navigator. Second, researchers will be able to identify and obtain consent for the use of anonymized data from existing Navigator users or their own cohorts on Gooru Navigator. They can then access data schema and longitudinal datasets from these cohorts to efficiently validate their research. Third, the NIER portal will allow researchers to request that their validated innovations be integrated into Gooru Navigator’s technology for scaled impact, to share their research with the full community.



This four-year project is developing a game based curriculum for students with learning disabilities and difficulties in fourth through sixth grade. Our goal is to increase engagement and fraction concepts for elementary school students.

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We documented fraction learning trajectories for students with learning disabilities. Also, we developed and tested a curriculum for asset based fraction intervention for use in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Funded through an NSF CAREER award to Jessica Hunt.

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At Home Learning Initiative

The At-Home Learning Initiative helped promote remote learning access across the state of North Carolina. Specifically, the project is geared toward families who lack access to a stable internet connection.  We have 192 literacy and math lessons for PreK-5 students posted on PBS and You Tube. Below is a sample lesson!



Teaching Math to Young Children

“Teaching Math to Young Children” supported teachers to use evidence-based principles and instructional materials to support the mathematical learning of young children.  Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

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