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ERIC Number: EJ955417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Mental Calculation: Why Don't They Get It?
Thompson, Ian
Mathematics Teaching, n221 p30-31 Mar 2011
Ever since "mental arithmetic" was updated to "mental calculation," official documents have succeeded in perpetuating several basic misconceptions and misunderstandings about this topic. This situation does not augur well for the successful teaching of mental calculation strategies to young children. In this article, the author takes issue with the advice for mental calculation in regard to addition and subtraction strategies. He discusses three of these strategies: (1) compensation; (2) complementary addition; and (3) counting on. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)