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Parrish, Sherry – Math Solutions, 2010
"Number Talks" is: (1) A five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally; and (2) The best part of a teacher's day. Whether you want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin or have experience but want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems, this…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mental Computation, Mathematics Skills, Video Technology
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Barth, Hilary; Baron, Andrew; Spelke, Elizabeth; Carey, Susan – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2009
Recent studies have documented an evolutionarily primitive, early emerging cognitive system for the mental representation of numerical quantity (the analog magnitude system). Studies with nonhuman primates, human infants, and preschoolers have shown this system to support computations of numerical ordering, addition, and subtraction involving…
Descriptors: Numbers, Infants, Logical Thinking, Number Concepts
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Laski, Elida V.; Siegler, Robert S. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
We tested the hypothesis that encoding the numerical-spatial relations in a number board game is a key process in promoting learning from playing such games. Experiment 1 used a microgenetic design to examine the effects on learning of the type of counting procedure that children use. As predicted, having kindergartners count-on from their current…
Descriptors: Games, Numbers, Learning, Cognitive Processes
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Bouwmeester, Samantha; Verkoeijen, Peter P. J. L. – Cognition and Instruction, 2012
Children's estimation patterns on a number line estimation task may provide information about the mental representation of the magnitude of numbers. Siegler and his colleagues concluded that children's mental representations shift from a logarithmic-ruler representation to a linear-ruler representation. However, there are important methodological…
Descriptors: Computation, Numbers, Cognitive Processes, Kindergarten
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Godfrey, Connie J.; Stone, Jamalee – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013
Math games can be powerful tools in helping students achieve automaticity in basic addition and related subtraction facts if both teachers and students use them purposefully. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM 2000), developing a solid mathematical foundation is essential for every child in prekindergarten through…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Educational Games, Arithmetic
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Huffman, Lisa F.; Fletcher, Kathryn, L.; Bray, Norman W.; Grupe, Lisa A. – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2004
This microgenetic study investigated similarities and differences in use and discovery of addition strategies in children with and without mild mental retardation across 24 sessions. Nine children with mild mental retardation in third through fifth grade classrooms and 14 children without mental retardation in kindergarten classrooms were tested…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Mild Mental Retardation, Arithmetic, Mathematics Skills
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Kaufmann, Liane; Delazer, Margarete; Pohl, Renate; Semenza, Carlo; Dowker, Ann – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2005
The present study compared the relative effects of 2 educational programs on kindergarten children. The experimental group took part in a numeracy-specific program, which focused on conceptual knowledge. Children were taught basic numerical skills such as understanding and handling numbers and their relations as well as counting principles. The…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Arithmetic, Kindergarten, Computation