ERIC Number: EJ1112642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Mathematics Learning Development: The Role of Long-Term Retrieval
Calderón-Tena, Carlos O.; Caterino, Linda C.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v14 n7 p1377-1385 Oct 2016
This study assessed the relation between long-term memory retrieval and mathematics calculation and mathematics problem solving achievement among elementary, middle, and high school students in nationally representative sample of US students, when controlling for fluid and crystallized intelligence, short-term memory, and processing speed. As hypothesized, structural equation modeling comparing elementary school students and middle and high school students revealed that long-term retrieval skills became a better predictor of both mathematics calculation and mathematics problem solving as age and grade increased. Future research should focus on the effectiveness of interventions to improve long-term retrieval skills in general, and arithmetic facts retrieval and problem solving procedures in particular, at all grades, including high school.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Long Term Memory, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Short Term Memory, Structural Equation Models, Comparative Analysis, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics
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Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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