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Blote, Anke W.; Klein, Anton S.; Beishuizen, Meindert – Learning and Instruction, 2000
Assessed the strategic flexibility of students in mental arithmetic up to the number 100. Results from 60 Dutch second graders show that students' preference for certain mathematical procedures depend on the number characteristics of the problems, indicating that the students had a good conceptual understanding of numbers and procedures. Actual…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts
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Foxman, Derek; Beishuizen, Meindert – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2002
Reanalyzes data obtained in 1987 on mental calculation strategies used by 11-year-olds in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Classifies mental strategies developed in the past decade in international research. Compares frequency and effectiveness of the strategies used by pupils of different levels of attainment. Discusses basic arithmetic…
Descriptors: Addition, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Division
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Beishuizen, Meindert; Anghileri, Julia – Mathematics in School, 1998
Compares the approaches to teaching division in Britain and in Holland where different emphasis is placed on the development of mental and written methods. Describes how it is common for pupils in Britain to work from an early stage with pencil and paper rather than mentally whereas early emphasis is placed on mental strategies in Holland. (ASK)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Arithmetic, Computation, Division
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Beishuizen, Meindert – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1993
Describes a program in second-grade Dutch mathematics classes that emphasizes mental addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers up to 100. Deals with a strategy of counting by 10s from any number. (Contains 56 references.) (RLB)
Descriptors: Addition, Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style