Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist, consultant, and author of I See I Learn at School.
He is the author of the award-winning MathStart series, which includes a total of 63 children’s books that present mathematical concepts in the context of stories for Pre-K through Grade 4. A related musical, the Main Street Kids’ Club, is available to be performed by children’s theaters and schools through Music Theatre International.
Stuart is part of the authorship team of a number of mathematics programs published by Pearson. These include enVisionMATH, an elementary school series; digits, an all-digital middle grades program, and Pearson Prentice Hall High School Mathematics.
A graduate and honorary trustee of the Rhode Island School of Design, he is a frequent presenter at meetings of the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and other professional organizations. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Most of all, Stuart is an advocate of helping our children develop their visual learning skills so that they become more successful students.
The children in See-and-Learn City live in a fictionalized world, but their stories must resonate with children in the real world. To help strike the right balance between modeling behaviors and presenting real-life stories, we asked five experts in early childhood development and education to serve as the review team for the I See I Learn stories.
Vice President, Exhibits and Design, Chicago Children's Museum, 1988-2012. Chicago, IL
Professor Emerita, College of Education, University of Houston. Houston, TX
Cognitive Developmental Psychologist. Boston, MA
Research Psychologist: Focus, children's development and learning in and through the arts
“The intersection between respect for what the child knows, implementation of the visual image that is at the heart of learning for the preschool child, and focus on topics that are particularly compelling to children of this age set the stage for the learning that these books uniquely provide.”
Director, William Paterson University Child Development Center. Adjunct Faculty: William Paterson University College of Education/Early Childhood Education. Wayne, NJ
Executive Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District of Columbia. Washington, DC
“The series is visually attractive and engaging and it provides children with something to think about and something to do.”