- Dr. Edd V. Taylor's research examines relationships between youths’ everyday cultural practices and mathematical thinking and the role of such knowledge in addressing issues of equity in mathematics learning and achievement. He also investigates what might be learned from this research related to mathematical cognition more generally. Dr. Taylor’s primary focus in addressing these issues has been through understanding how children and adolescents come to develop mathematical ideas, and the links between their ways of understanding mathematics that are both complementary and sometimes in conflict with standard classroom practices in math. He seeks to understand how knowledge of everyday cultural practices might be used to address equitable mathematical learning in classrooms. His research as included a variety of settings including corner stores, classrooms, churches, and within professional development settings.