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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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Whitacre, Ian; Nickerson, Susan D. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2016
We report on interview results from a classroom teaching experiment in a Number and Operations course for prospective elementary teachers. Improving the number sense of this population is an important goal for mathematics teacher education, and researchers have found this goal to be difficult to accomplish. In earlier work, we devised a local…
Descriptors: Interviews, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Numbers
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Ortiz, Enrique – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
Students start to memorize arithmetic facts from early elementary school mathematics activities. Their fluency or lack of fluency with these facts could affect their efforts as they carry out mental calculations as adults. This study investigated participants' levels of brain activation and possible reasons for these levels as they solved…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Arithmetic, Problem Solving, Measurement Equipment
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Tsao, Yea-Ling – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study is to a) explore connections among number sense, mental computation performance and the written computation performance of elementary preservice school teachers; and b) explore the correlation among mental computation skills, computation skills, effect issues and number sense. The sample was composed of students in six…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Numbers, Computation, Mathematics Skills
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Pyke, Aryn A.; LeFevre, Jo-Anne – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Why is subsequent recall sometimes better for self-generated answers than for answers obtained from an external source (e.g., calculator)? In this study, we explore the relative contribution of 2 processes, recall attempts and self-computation, to this "generation effect" (i.e., enhanced answer recall relative to when problems are practiced with a…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Calculators, Arithmetic, Recall (Psychology)
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Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline; Sooaemalelagi, Lumaava – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
Based on findings from a semester-long study, this article examines the development of Samoan prospective teachers' mathematical understandings and mathematics attitudes when investigating authentic contexts and applying working mathematically processes, mental computations and problem-solving strategies to find solutions of problems. The…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Ineson, Gwen – Perspectives in Education, 2008
The mathematics curriculum in the United Kingdom (UK) has undergone radical changes, placing a particular focus on mental computation. Pupils are not taught written methods of computation until they are able to add and subtract any pair of two digit numbers mentally. Teacher education programmes in the UK have required adaptation to reflect these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Mental Computation
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Sengul, Sare – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify the use of number sense strategies by pre-service teachers studying at the department of elementary education. Compared to the previous one; new mathematics curriculum places more emphasis on various strategies such as estimation strategies, computational estimation strategies, rounding and mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Numbers
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Kusuma, Josephine; Sulistiawati – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
Multiplication of numbers from 1 to 10 is very important as it provides the basis for learning multiplication of other larger numbers as well as other related mathematical operations. How do students learn multiplication? Usually students just memorize the results of multiplication. This is often performed without a complete comprehension of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials
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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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Zhang, Qing; Brode, Ly; Cao, Tingting; Thompson, J. E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
We describe the construction and initial demonstration of a new instructional tool called ROXI (Research Opportunity through eXperimental Instruction). The system interfaces a series of electronic sensors to control software via the Arduino platform. The sensors have been designed to enable low-cost data collection in laboratory courses. Data are…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science, Secondary School Science
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Al Mutawah, Masooma Ali – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
This study was conducted on year 4 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program for Cycle one teacher candidates. The effect of practicing mental calculation strategies in improving students' numeracy proficiency was put under some tests to measure its effect in a scientific way. A Pre-quiz was conducted before with no prior practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Computation, Learning Strategies, Preservice Teachers
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Tumay, Halil – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2014
The main purpose of this study was to identify prospective chemistry teachers' mental models of vapor pressure. The study involved 85 students in the Chemistry Teacher Training Department of a state university in Turkey. Participants' mental models of vapor pressure were explored using a concept test that involved qualitative comparison tasks.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mental Computation
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Pinhas, Michal; Pothos, Emmanuel M.; Tzelgov, Joseph – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2013
The representation of numbers is commonly viewed as an ordered continuum of magnitudes, referred to as the "mental number line." Previous work has repeatedly shown that number representations evoked by a given task can be easily altered, yielding an ongoing discussion about the basic properties of the mental number line and how malleable…
Descriptors: Evidence, Numbers, Number Concepts, Number Systems
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Fung, Maria G.; Latulippe, Christine L. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010
Elementary school teachers are responsible for constructing the foundation of number sense in youngsters, and so it is recommended that teacher-training programs include an emphasis on number sense to ensure the development of dynamic, productive computation and estimation skills in students. To better prepare preservice elementary school teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Number Systems, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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