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Putting research into practice: A case in mental computation

Heirdsfield, Ann M. (2004) Putting research into practice: A case in mental computation. In 10th International Congress on Mathematics Education, July, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

This paper reports on a teaching experiment, conducted in 2003, which aimed at enhancing young students’ mental computation performance through incorporating research (the researcher’s own and that of others) into classroom practice. Research findings on students’ mental computation performance were presented to two Year 3 teachers, along with practical ideas (web sites, readings, etc.) to form a foundation for a short instructional program. The researcher supported the teachers in developing the program, and the teachers took responsibility for implementing the program. This program was developed by the teachers and the researcher. Pre- and post-instruction individual interviews were conducted to monitor student progress and inform the instructional program.

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ID Code: 1155
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: mathematics education, mental computation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
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 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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