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Williamson, Victoria – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2007
In this article, the author describes her attempt to develop more interactive mental mathematics sessions. She observed that her students perceive the multiplication tables as a series of facts which are either known or not known, not as tools which could be used to derive other facts in a flexible manner. She therefore undertook the task of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Projects, Educational Objectives, Active Learning
Thompson, Ian – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2007
The aim of this series of four articles is to look critically, and in some detail, at the primary strategy approach to written calculation, as set out on pages 5 to 16 of the "Guidance paper" "Calculation." The underlying principle of that approach is that children should use mental methods whenever they are appropriate, whereas for calculations…
Descriptors: Computation, Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Processes
Sugarman, Ian – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2007
At the heart of the debate about the place of standard arithmetic algorithms is the practice of teaching subtraction through decomposition. One welcome feature of the national numeracy strategy in both its initial and current incarnations has been the introduction of a focus upon a variety of mental strategies supported by jottings. In this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Subtraction, Educational Strategies, Mental Computation
Thompson, Ian – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2008
In the final article of a series of four, the author deconstructs the primary national strategy's approach to written division. The approach to division is divided into five stages: (1) mental division using partition; (2) short division of TU / U; (3) "expanded" method for HTU / U; (4) short division of HTU / U; and (5) long division.…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematics Instruction, Arithmetic, Mental Computation
Thompson, Ian – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2008
In this third of a series of four articles, the author deconstructs the primary national strategy's approach to written multiplication. The approach to multiplication, as set out on pages 12 to 15 of the primary national strategy's "Guidance paper" "Calculation" (DfES, 2007), is divided into six stages: (1) mental…
Descriptors: Computation, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
Latham, Dorothy – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2007
In the renewed "Primary Framework for Mathematics" for England, great emphasis is given to calculation and its prerequisites (DfES, 2006). Expectations are increased for calculations and the recall of number facts, with mental calculation owning a higher profile, while progression in written calculation is clarified. The greater focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computation, Number Systems, Manipulative Materials
Iannone, Paola – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2006
In this article, the author argues that there is a big conceptual difference between number lines and number strips and that number lines should be consistently used as early as Y1. Her interest in the use of the number line as a powerful image of the real numbers, and how this is introduced in the early years, comes from her own experience as a…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Persuasive Discourse, Primary Education, Mental Computation