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ERIC Number: EJ793989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
From Here to There: The Path to Computational Fluency with Multi-Digit Multiplication
Bobis, Janette
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v12 n4 p22-27 2007
Drawing upon research, theory, classroom and personal experiences, this paper focuses on the development of primary-aged children's computational fluency. It emphasises the critical links between number sense and a child's ability to perform mental and written computation. The case of multi-digit multiplication is used to illustrate these important links. The author states that, while the path to computational fluency is not a straight-forward one for most students, is it clear that the promotion of number sense is critical to a basic understanding of mathematics and a child's ability to compute easily. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia