Mental computation: Refining the cognitive frameworks

Heirdsfield, Ann M. (2003) Mental computation: Refining the cognitive frameworks. In Bragg, L., Campbell, C., Herbert, H., & Mousely, J. (Eds.) Mathematics Education Research: Innovation, Networking, Opportunity, July, Geelong, Victoria.


This paper reports on a study of Year 3 and 4 students’ addition and subtraction mental computation. The purpose of the study was to investigate the cognitive aspects of the mental computation conceptual frameworks that the author formulated from a study of Year 3 students who were accurate in their mental computation. These frameworks had accounted for differing levels of flexibility in mental computation.

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ID Code: 1147
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mathematics education, mental computation
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: Copyrightn 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:00

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