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Bobis, Janette – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2007
This article explores the origins and potential benefits of the empty number line for the development of mental computation. It also provides a learner's perspective of its use through the reflections of nine-year-old Emily. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Number Concepts, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
Bobis, Janette – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2007
Drawing upon research, theory, classroom and personal experiences, this paper focuses on the development of primary-aged children's computational fluency. It emphasises the critical links between number sense and a child's ability to perform mental and written computation. The case of multi-digit multiplication is used to illustrate these…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematics Education, Primary Education, Mental Computation
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Bobis, Janette – Arithmetic Teacher, 1993
Presents the computation and estimation strands of the "National Statement on Mathematics for Australian Schools." Recommends that the computational curriculum in schools reflect a more balanced time allotment among written, mental, estimating, and calculator computations. (MDH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Way, Jennifer; Bobis, Janette – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
This paper explores young children's drawings (6 years old) in early number and addition activities in Malaysia. Observation, informal interviews and analysis of drawings revealed two types of drawing, and gave insight into the transitional process required for children to utilise drawings in problem solving. We argue the importance of valuing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Freehand Drawing, Problem Solving