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Kidd, Terry, Ed.; Morris, Lonnie R., Jr., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017

Incorporating new methods and approaches in learning environments is imperative to the development of education systems. By enhancing learning processes, education becomes more attainable at all levels. "The Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Educational Technology" is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly…

Descriptors: Guides, Educational Technology, Instructional Systems, Research

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Reys, Barbara J. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1985

The history of mental computation in the elementary school curriculum is briefly described, followed by discussion of the benefits of mental computation. How thinking skills are enhanced is then illustrated. (MNS)

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, History

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Reys, Robert E., Ed.; Reys, Barbara J., Ed. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1986

Using factoring as an aid to mental multiplication is illustrated. Other suggestions for teaching mental computation are also included. (MNS)

Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction

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Sowder, Judith T. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990

Discusses mental computation and how and when it should be taught. Describes seven properties of mental algorithms. (YP)

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Reys, Robert E., Ed.; Reys, Barbara J., Ed. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1987

Use of compatible numbers resulting in easy mental computations is described, along with related teaching and testing tips. (MNS)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Learning Activities

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Reys, Robert E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1985

This article calls attention to testing as an integral part of teaching mental computation. It begins with an overview of students' performance and is followed by some specific suggestions for testing mental computation skills in the classroom. (Author)

Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education

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Vale, Colleen – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 1999

Computation activities focusing on speed and accuracy do not provide children with the opportunity to learn or develop their own mental computation strategies. Sets out some goals and ideas for teaching mental computation and introduces a card game for helping children compute mentally. (ASK)

Descriptors: Computation, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Reys, Robert E., Ed.; Reys, Barbara J., Ed. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1986

Activities on estimation and mental computation are presented. Patterns on a hundred chart, an amazing fact, teaching and testing tips, and other references are included. (MNS)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Learning Activities

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Reys, Barbara J. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1986

What mental computation and estimation are, what is known from research about each process, and what can help students develop these skills are discussed. (MNS)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction

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Reys, Barbara J.; Reys, Robert E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1986

After summing up the current status related to estimation and mental computation, what needs to be done to promote increased instruction on these topics is discussed. (MNS)

Descriptors: Editorials, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Dietz, Charles – Perspectives in Education and Deafness, 1993

Strategies for rapid mental computation are explained, including multiplying by 11 (or 21, 31, etc.); adding columns of numbers; and multiplying 2-digit numbers. Rapid mental computation is suggested as a motivator for investigating the underlying mathematical principles. (DB)

Descriptors: Algorithms, Computation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies

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Holmes, Emma E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1975

Games for use in practicing rounding numbers and mental computation using tens and hundreds are described. The importance of estimation to computation is discussed. (SD)

Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Mathematics Teacher, 1983

Included in this section are brief articles outlining an approach to teaching mental computation, an inductive approach to algebra, and using football to teach probability. (MNS)

Descriptors: Algebra, Computation, Games, Induction

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Levin, James A. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1981

A range of estimation techniques are described, and a series of mental computation procedures based on concepts of measurement and real numbers are presented in detail. (MP)

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Educational Change, Elementary Education

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Hampel, Paul J. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1984

A program is given which offers students a chance to practice mental computation and judge the effects of various rules for formating output. (MNS)

Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education