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ERIC Number: EJ776257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Improving Basic Multiplication Fact Recall for Primary School Students
Wong, Monica; Evans, David
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v19 n1 p89-106 2007
This study implemented a multiplication program based on systematic practice, aimed at improving children's recall of basic multiplication facts. Four Year 5 classes were recruited to participate in the study. Two classes practised multiplication facts using pencil and paper worksheets and another two classes practised on computers. Eleven practice sessions (each of 15 minutes duration) were conducted over a four week period. Both groups increased their recall of basic multiplication facts and maintained the increase for at least 4 weeks after the termination of the program. Implications for mathematics instruction, and for the overall development of mathematical proficiency, are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA-GPO Box 2747, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia. Web Site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia