Road Trip with Friends!

Road Trip with Friends!

Project GARDEN (The University of Texas at Dallas)

Who Can Participate

3- to 6-year-old children and their caregivers who are participating in Project GARDEN and are able to understand and answer questions in English. Project GARDEN is not currently recruiting new families. If you’re already in Project GARDEN and you want to see which study your child can do next, visit, click "Start Now", and select your child's name under "Find studies for..."

What Happens

In this Project GARDEN study, your child will go on a virtual road trip and help some friends along the way! They will help by first playing a guessing game to figure out who has the larger amount, and then by counting fingers on your hand.

What We're Studying

Our study asks how children’s intuitive sense of number (their guesses in the first game) relates to their counting skills (in the second game). Findings from this study will help us better understand what impacts young children’s number development. Ultimately by studying children’s interests, we aim to understand how to help children develop and maintain their number skills.


15 minutes


When you are done with this study, you will have completed the set of 8 GARDEN studies available in 2023! After you complete this eighth study, we will provide a $15 USD Amazon gift card. We will send you this gift card within 7 business days of your first eligible participation. To be eligible for compensation we ask that you 1) provide a valid consent video (we will show you how!), 2) your child must be in the age range specified above and, 3) your child must be present during the recorded videos. Your child does not need to finish the entire study in order to be eligible for compensation.

This study is conducted by Jenny Wang (contact:

Would you like to participate in this study?