ERIC Number: ED191711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Learning of Number Facts in the Primary School. Curriculum Paper.
Boxall, Ron; And Others
This paper is designed to provide teachers with more guidance on how to help students become proficient in the recall of basic number facts. Activities and practices are placed in a sequence designed to aid all instructors. The learning of number facts is divided into three stages: (1) the development of basic number facts; (2) establishing number facts; and (3) the memorization of basic number facts. The position adopted is that there is a need for children to have the ability to recall basic number facts readily. This paper confines itself to whole number operations in addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division. Although this material was originally designed for elementary teachers, these materials could be adapted to junior and senior high school use where drill and refreshment in basic number facts is necessary by modifying activities, problem activities, and vocabulary. (MP)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Basic Skills, Drills (Practice), Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Number Concepts, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).