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ERIC Number: ED506074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-4
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Mastering the Multiplication Facts
D'Ettorre, Jenna
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The purpose of this paper is to share the results of a six-week research project (after baseline data was collected) that focused on three different strategies (flashcards, interactive games, and music) and their effectiveness in helping fifth grade students memorize the basic multiplication facts. Many teachers face a serious problem when their students lack basic mathematical knowledge. A firm foundation of basic skills is the first step towards success in mathematics. Each of the three strategies was implemented into a different class. Data was collected using three data collection instruments: timed multiplication tests, individual checklists regarding ongoing progress, level of mastery, and effort/participation, and finally a student survey/semantic differential. A literature review is provided for all relevant articles used to create and plan this project. Week-by-week data is analyzed to provide helpful final conclusions. Three appendices are included: (1) timed multiplication test; (2) checklist pertaining to each individual student's ongoing progress, level of mastery, and effort/participation level; and (3) student survey.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio