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ERIC Number: ED527570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
When Multiplication Facts Won't Stick: Could a Language/Story Approach Work? A Research Study Examining the Effectiveness of the "Memorize in Minutes" Curriculum
Mahler, Joni D.
Online Submission, The Educational Therapist v32 n1 p5-8, 20-21 Win 2011
This study examined whether a story/language based method of teaching the multiplication facts would be helpful to students who previously had difficulty with the memorization of those facts. Using the curriculum "Memorize in Minutes" by Alan Walker (Walker, 2000), the researcher taught six fourth-grade students the multiplication facts (3s through 9s) over a period of 22 sessions of 30 minutes each. The participants showed marked growth in their acquisition of the facts. The participants who started with the least prior mastery of the facts had the most growth, and with the addition of extra time, achieved equal mastery with their peers. Unexpectedly, the participants retained and even later improved upon their newly acquired facts, as measured by the delayed posttest. These results warrant further research into the use of this curriculum for teaching the multiplication facts in both clinical and classroom settings. (Contains 3 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A