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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
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Norton, Stephen – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
Pedagogical reform in Australia over the last few decades has resulted in a reduced emphasis on the teaching of computational algorithms and a diversity of alternative mechanisms to teach students whole number computations. The effect of these changes upon student recording of whole number computations has had little empirical investigation. As…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Numbers, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Ineson, Gwen – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
This study examines the mental computation strategies used by pupils at the end of primary school. In 1998 a new strategy for teaching mathematics was introduced into British schools (the National Numeracy Strategy) that specifically focused on mental calculation. The first part of the study took place in 1999, one year after the implementation of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Mathematics Curriculum
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Liu, Fuchang – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
Four hundred and three 3rd- and 5th-grade Chinese students took the Multiplication Estimation Test or participated in the interview on it, designed to assess their computational estimation performance on whole-number multiplication. Students perform better when tasks are presented visually than orally. Third graders tend to use rounding based…
Descriptors: Mental Computation, Grade 5, Grade 3, Arithmetic
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Siegle, Del; Powell, Teri – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2004
The purpose of this study was to identify student characteristics that might influence teachers in referring students for gifted programs. We developed a series of 12 student profiles to measure teacher bias and asked teachers to indicate how strongly they believed the students in the profiles should or should not be recommended for their district…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Teachers, Student Interests, Profiles
Silver, Edward A. – 1990
This paper discusses the central thesis that new research on estimation and mental computation will benefit from more focused attention on the situations in which they are used. In the first section of the paper, a brief discussion of cognitive theory, with special attention to the emerging notion of situated cognition is presented. Three sources…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Context Effect, Division
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Chowdhury, Mohammad Anisuzzaman – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The article provides syntheses and critical analyses of literature, creative insights, fruitful information, reflections on gifted education perspectives, and discusses the pertinent issues related to enabling sciences, with a particular focus on chemistry. The misconceptions among the gifted students, and a range of pedagogical approaches to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Chemistry, Literature Reviews, Misconceptions
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Chater, Nick; Oaksford, Mike – Cognitive Science, 2013
Judea Pearl has argued that counterfactuals and causality are central to intelligence, whether natural or artificial, and has helped create a rich mathematical and computational framework for formally analyzing causality. Here, we draw out connections between these notions and various current issues in cognitive science, including the nature of…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Science
Khosroshahi, Leyla G.; Asghari, Amir H. – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2016
There is a call for enabling students to use a range of efficient mental and written strategies when solving addition and subtraction problems. To do so, students should recognise numerical structures and be able to change a problem to an equivalent problem. The purpose of this article is to suggest an activity to facilitate such understanding in…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Addition, Subtraction, Problem Solving
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Tague, Jenna; Joseph, Manjula Peter; Zhang, Pingping – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
The focus of the current proposal is to examine the effect of two dynamic simulations on the participants' conceptions of rate of change. Conceptions of rate of change were measured according to Carlson et al.'s (2002) Mental Actions framework and how the participants related the physical simulations to the graphical representations (Heid, et al.,…
Descriptors: Simulation, Mental Computation, Algebra, Mathematical Logic
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Iavarone, Alessandro; Patruno, Maria; Galeone, Filomena; Chieffi, Sergio; Carlomagno, Sergio – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
Special ability in computing the day of the week from given dates was observed in a 18 years old male, L.E., suffering from autism. Neuropsychological testing revealed severe deficits in all cognitive domains and poor explicit knowledge of calendar structure. The subject scored well above the chance level on dates of the past and future decades.…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Autism, Cognitive Ability, Computation
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Fehr, Thorsten; Weber, Jochen; Willmes, Klaus; Herrmann, Manfred – Neuropsychologia, 2010
Prodigies are individuals with exceptional mental abilities. How is it possible that some of these people mentally calculate exponentiations with high accuracy and speed? We examined CP, a mental calculation prodigy, and a control group of 11 normal calculators for moderate mental arithmetic tasks. CP has additionally been tested for exceptionally…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mental Computation, Short Term Memory, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Dekydtspotter, Laurent; Hathorn, Jon C. – Second Language Research, 2005
We discuss the results of an experiment that investigates English-French learners' interpretation of quantifiers with detachable restrictions. Such quantifiers are ungrammatical in English. We investigate aspects of interpretation that rely on a highly idiosyncratic interface between grammar and general principles of conversational cooperation in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interlanguage, Form Classes (Languages), Grammar
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Kintsch, Walter – Cognitive Science, 2012
In this essay, I explore how cognitive science could illuminate the concept of beauty. Two results from the extensive literature on aesthetics guide my discussion. As the term "beauty" is overextended in general usage, I choose as my starting point the notion of "perfect form." Aesthetic theorists are in reasonable agreement about the criteria for…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Cognitive Science, Systems Approach, Cognitive Processes
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Teichmann, Marc; Dupoux, Emmanuel; Cesaro, Pierre; Bachoud-Levi, Anne-Catherine – Neuropsychologia, 2008
The role of sub-cortical structures such as the striatum in language remains a controversial issue. Based on linguistic claims that language processing implies both recovery of lexical information and application of combinatorial rules it has been shown that striatal damaged patients have difficulties applying conjugation rules while lexical…
Descriptors: Sentences, Language Processing, Brain, Neurological Organization
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