ERIC Number: ED316426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Number Facts--Strategies for Teaching and Learning. Book II: Multiplication and Division. An Activity Based Program.
Thornton, Carol A.
This book was written to help teachers to plan and implement an effective multiplication-division basic fact program. When it is determined that children have gained an adequate concept for an operation, the next long-range goal is fact memorization. Children need to respond quickly and correctly to number facts and retain this learning over time. To achieve this goal, instructional suggestions are presented in this teacher resource to help children develop strategies and thinking patterns for answering unknown facts. In contrast to long-standing approaches, readers will note that a different method of grouping and sequencing facts is presented in this teachers resource. This new organization is based on how children can be helped to study and to recall facts. The instructional sequences and activities in this resource relate to memorizing facts which are grouped for recall. A major suggestion made in this resource is to delay studying a group of division facts until related multiplication facts are mastered. Children learn best by manipulating materials which model the thinking to be acquired. Whenever possible, the initial approach with each new set of facts in this resource is hands-on and incorporates oral language prompts. This document includes discussions of the teaching and learning strategies used by this program, sample lessons, activities, extension and modifying activities, home involvement activities, and a list of references. Appendices include jiffy quizzes, materials lists, and card sets for the basic program. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Some photographs may not reproduce well. See SE 051 256 for Book I: Addition and Subtraction.