ERIC Number: EJ554366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Working Memory and Children's Mental Addition.
Adams, John W.; Hitch, Graham J.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v67 n1 p21-38 Oct 1997
Two experiments investigated extent to which English- and German-speaking childrens' mental arithmetic was constrained by working memory. Found higher mental addition spans when numbers were visible throughout calculation than when not. Variation in addition span with age and arithmetical operation difficulty approximated to a linear function of the speed of adding integers, consistent with working memory constraints. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A