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Reader, Tracey; Larkin, Kevin; Grootenboer, Peter – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2023
This conceptual paper discusses two frameworks, developed independently by the lead author, that will provide the conceptual foundation for the identification and evaluation of mental computation strategies students demonstrate during an upcoming research project entitled Mental Computation in Year 5. These frameworks will be used by the lead…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cognitive Processes, Computation, Mathematics Instruction
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Månsson, Anders – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2023
It is investigated if the mental computation strategies in the research literature are enough to satisfactorily categorize the mental computation strategy use by preservice elementary teachers in multiplication on one- and two-digit natural numbers. The preservice elementary teachers use of mental computation strategies is measured operationally…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mental Computation, Multiplication
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Månsson, Anders – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2022
In this paper it is investigated if the mental computation strategies in the research literature are enough to satisfactorily categorize the mental computation strategy use by preservice elementary teachers (PETs) in subtraction on two-digit natural numbers. The PETs' use of mental computation strategies is measured operationally with a written…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mental Computation, Subtraction
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Debrenti, Edith; László, Beáta – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2020
Our research focuses on developing elementary students' mental computation skills with the help of card games. Choosing this area of study was motivated by our personal experiences, namely, that mathematics programmes of study do not lay emphasis on this aspect; there are too few hours dedicated to developing this skill, and several mental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cognitive Development, Games, Mathematics Instruction
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Sayin, Volkan; Sahin, Ömer – Educational Research Quarterly, 2021
This research aimed to examine whether the activities related to mental computation strategies had any effect on the development of the second-grade elementary school students' problem-solving (PS) skills. Participants of the study are comprised of 14 children aged 7-8 years and enrolled in the second grade of the elementary school of a village.…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving, Mental Computation
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Sahin, Ömer; Danaci, Dönsel – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2022
This study aims to investigate the effect of history-of-mathematics activities on the development of mental computation of middle-grade students and to determine the students' views on the history of mathematics. This study was carried out as an action research project. The participants of the study consisted of 19 seventh-grade students studying…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, History, Mathematics Activities, Middle School Students
Joung, Eunmi – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research is to explore preservice teachers' attitudes and beliefs towards mathematics, mental and written computations, and mental computation anxiety, to investigate their use of different mental computation strategies using different approaches (i.e., Direct Teaching (DT) and Open-Approach (OA)) among the three different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction
Dole, Shelley; Carmichael, Peter; Thiele, Catherine; Simpson, Jenny; O'Toole, Christine – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper reports on results of a targeted and extended (two school terms) program for building Grade 3 and Grade 4 students' facility with number facts and application for mental computation. As part of a larger project, this paper reports results from two schools. Results indicated strong gains in number fact recall and mental computation for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development
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Erdem, Emrullah – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The current study examines the mental computation performance owned by students at fifth grade. This study was carried out with 118 fifth graders (11-12-year-olds) studying at 3 randomly selected primary schools that served low and middle socio-economic areas in a city of Turkey. "Mental Computation Test (MCT)" has been used to reach how…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Yilmaz, Ozgur; Bayraktar, Duygu Mutlu – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article investigates the effect of kinesthetic educational game on students' mental computation speed. A Solomon four-group design was used to avoid the influence of pretest-posttest design. In order to determine which grade is appropriate for this game, a pilot study was conducted with 30 students. As for the main study, 123 students…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Computer Games, Kinesthetic Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Torbeyns, Joke; Verschaffel, Lieven – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
This study analyzed children's use of mental computation strategies and the standard algorithm on multi-digit subtractions. Fifty-eight Flemish 4th graders of varying mathematical achievement level were individually offered subtractions that either stimulated the use of mental computation strategies or the standard algorithm in one choice and two…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Mathematical Logic, Subtraction, Grade 4
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Gürbüz, Ramazan; Erdem, Emrullah – Cogent Education, 2016
Mental computation and mathematical reasoning are two intertwined top-level mental activities. In deciding which strategy to use when doing mental computing, mathematical reasoning is essential. From this reciprocal influence, the current study aims at examining the relationship between mental computation and mathematical reasoning. The study was…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Aptitude, Mental Computation
Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2021
National testing and reform agendas, with their focus on school improvement, has led to increased collection and scrutiny of student data. The analysis of these data usually occurs at a school level, often by school leaders. What is less common is the opportunity for students to scrutinise their individual data and take ownership over the results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Computation
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Whitacre, Ian – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2015
This study investigated the sets of mental computation strategies used by prospective elementary teachers to compute sums and differences of whole numbers. In the context of an intervention designed to improve the number sense of prospective elementary teachers, participants were interviewed pre/post, and their mental computation strategies were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mental Computation, Elementary Education, Numbers
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Hopkins, Sarah; Russo, James; Siegler, Robert – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2022
There is a growing awareness that many children are not developing fast and accurate retrieval-based strategies for solving single-digit addition problems. In this study we individually assessed 166 third and fourth grade children to identify a group of children (called accurate-min-counters) who frequently solved simple single-digit addition…
Descriptors: Addition, Grade 3, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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