Enhancing mental computation teaching and learning in Year 3

Heirdsfield, Ann M. (2004) Enhancing mental computation teaching and learning in Year 3. In Australian Association for Research in Education, 29 Novemebr - 2 December, Melbourne.

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The purpose of the study was to develop and investigate the effectiveness of a short instructional program to enhance mental computation strategies (addition and subtraction) in two classes of Year 3 students (approximately 8 years of age). Outcomes of the project were aimed at benefiting both the teachers and the students. The short instructional program made use of two models (100 board and empty number line) to support students’ development of mental strategies. Preinstruction and post-instruction interviews were conducted to monitor students’ progress.

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ID Code: 2804
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: early years mathematics, pedagogy
ISSN: 1324-9339
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 2005 The Author
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:10

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