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Dr. Caro Williams-Pierce is an assistant professor in the Educational Theory and Practice Department at the University at Albany, SUNY, and received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mathematics Education. 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.