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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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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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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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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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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
Goos, Merrilyn, Ed.; Brown, Ray, Ed.; Makar, Katie, Ed. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2008
This document presents the proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). The theme of this conference is "Navigating Currents and Charting Directions." The theme reminds us that, although we are constantly pushed to account for the quality and impact of our research, we…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Educational Development, Practicums
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Ndlovu, Zanele; Brijlall, Deonarain – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
This study is part of ongoing research in undergraduate mathematics education. The study was guided by the belief that understanding the mental constructions the pre-service teachers make when learning matrix algebra concepts leads to improved instructional methods. In this preliminary study the data was collected from 85 pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Teaching Methods
Novotna, Jarmila, Ed.; Moraova, Hana, Ed.; Kratka, Magdalena, Ed.; Stehlikova, Nad'a, Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2006
This document contains the second volume of the proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference presentations are centered around the theme "Mathematics at the Centre." This volume features 60 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Abr…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Textbooks
Canning, Elizabeth A.; Harackiewicz, Judith M. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Social-psychological interventions in education have used a variety of "self-persuasion" or "saying-is-believing" techniques to encourage students to articulate key intervention messages. These techniques are used in combination with more overt strategies, such as the direct communication of messages in order to promote…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis
Watson, Jane, Ed.; Beswick, Kim, Ed. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2007
This is a record of the proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). The theme of the conference is "Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice." The theme draws attention to the importance of developing and maintaining links between research and practice and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Concept Mapping, Student Teachers
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