ERIC Number: EJ1053526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Five Keys for Teaching Mental Math
Olsen, James R.
Mathematics Teacher, v108 n7 p543-547 Mar 2015
After studying the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and brain-based learning research, James Olsen believes mental math instruction in secondary school mathematics (grades 7-12) and in teacher education programs needs increased attention. The purpose of this article is to share some keys for teaching mental math. Olsen also shares his rationale for his recommendation to increase mental math instruction in secondary school mathematics and in teacher education. A bibliography is included.
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Skills, State Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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