ERIC Number: ED289689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Basic Facts: An Activity Based Program. A Teacher Resource.
Thornton, Carol A.
This teacher resource material was written from the perspective that it is possible to improve number fact learning in the primary grades, and in remedial situations beyond those years, in ways that: (1) will help children learn all facts; (2) will emphasize the process as well as the answer; and (3) by capitalizing upon natural extensions of number fact work, will contribute significantly to major goals of today's curriculum. A major thrust of the paper has been to present a framework which teachers can use as a springboard for improving their present basic fact program, no matter what school adopted mathematics textbook is used. The framework is used to present sample lessons in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In addition, the document addresses program guidelines, remediation, use of games, meeting individual needs and extensions of the program. Blackline masters are included. (PK)
Descriptors: Addition, Basic Skills, Class Activities, Concept Formation, Division, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Multiplication, Number Concepts, Subtraction
Illinois State University, Mathematics Department, 313 Stevenson Hall, Normal, IL 61761 ($12.00; blackline masters on cardstock sold separately).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Mathematics.