Integration and compensation in accurate mental computation

Heirdsfield, Ann M. (2001) Integration and compensation in accurate mental computation. In Bobis, J., Perry, B., & Mitchelmore, M. (Eds.) Numeracy and beyond, July, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Literature at national and international levels argues the importance of including mental computation in a mathematics curriculum that promotes number sense. Characteristics of good mental computers have been documented. However, there is conflicting evidence about what constitutes high performance in mental computation – high accuracy as a result of efficient mental strategies and number sense or high accuracy without accompanying number sense. The purpose of this paper is to present findings of a study that investigated accurate mental computers and the factors that supported accuracy.

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ID Code: 1153
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mathematics education, mental computation, addition, subtraction
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:24

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