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ERIC Number: ED171584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Column Addition Skills.
Friend, Jamesine E.
The purpose of this study was to find out what difficulties Nicaraguan children encounter in doing addition and subtraction exercises. The results were used in the design of radio lessons in mathematics for elementary school. The performance on addition exercises is analyzed with a view toward identifying the distinct skills that are required by the column-addition algorithm as it is used by children. Results suggest that carrying is a major contributor to difficulty and that passing (addition in which the leftmost column has a two-digit sum) is less difficult than carrying. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nicaragua
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)