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Holmes, Emma E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1975
Games for use in practicing rounding numbers and mental computation using tens and hundreds are described. The importance of estimation to computation is discussed. (SD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Reys, Barbara J.; Reys, Robert E. – 1993
While the emphasis and content of school mathematics differ little between Japan and America, by the time students reach junior high school, performance as measured by international studies differs greatly. This report provides a profile of the attitudes toward, strategies used, and performance on mental computation of Japanese students in grades…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
McIntosh, Alistair – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
In this article, the author presents the results of a state project that focused on the effect of developing informal written computation processes through Years 2-4. The "developing computation" project was conducted in Tasmania over the two years 2002-2003 and involved nine schools: five government schools, two Catholic schools, and…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Mental Computation, Number Concepts, Teaching Methods
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Yakubova, Gulnoza; Bouck, Emily C. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
Calculators are widely used in mathematics education, yet limited research examines the effects of calculators for students with mild intellectual disability. An alternating treatments design was used to study the effects of calculator types (i.e., scientific and graphing) on the mathematical performance (i.e., computation and word problems) of…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Calculators, Educational Technology, Grade 5
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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Halberda, Justin – Cognitive Psychology, 2006
Many authors have argued that word-learning constraints help guide a word-learner's hypotheses as to the meaning of a newly heard word. One such class of constraints derives from the observation that word-learners of all ages prefer to map novel labels to novel objects in situations of referential ambiguity. In this paper I use eye-tracking to…
Descriptors: Adults, Preschool Children, Logical Thinking, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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Moran, Glenn T. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2002
Outlines a lesson on the Fibonacci and Lucas sequences that captures student interest by presenting the opportunity for computation practice, mental mathematics, and proof for algebra students. Discusses an extension for solving simultaneous equations. (YDS)
Descriptors: Algebra, Equations (Mathematics), Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction
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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
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Mathematics Teacher, 1983
Included in this section are brief articles outlining an approach to teaching mental computation, an inductive approach to algebra, and using football to teach probability. (MNS)
Descriptors: Algebra, Computation, Games, Induction
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Levin, James A. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1981
A range of estimation techniques are described, and a series of mental computation procedures based on concepts of measurement and real numbers are presented in detail. (MP)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Hampel, Paul J. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1984
A program is given which offers students a chance to practice mental computation and judge the effects of various rules for formating output. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
McIntosh, Alistair; And Others – 1995
This study was conducted to obtain information related to mental computation from students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9 in Western Australia. The numbers of subjects were 163, 163, 163 and 152 in years 3, 5, 7, and 9, respectively. The research was designed to provide three different perspectives of mental computation: (1) a survey of the kinds of…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Morgan, Geoffrey – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2000
Debates the place of standard methods, the calculator, and mental mathematics in elementary education. Proposes a framework for computation that emphasizes a sequence for introducing computational procedures. (ASK)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Calculators, Computation, Elementary Education
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McIntosh, Alistair; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1995
Study of the performance of nearly 2,000 students in grades 2 through 9 on a variety of mental computation tasks using visual and oral presentation found a wide variation in performance within the sample of each country at each grade level. (33 references) (MKR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Computation, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary School Students
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Reys, Robert E.; And Others – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1995
Assessed attitude, computational preferences, and mental computational performance of 176, 187, 186, and 206 Japanese students in grades 2, 4, 6, and 8, respectively. Found wide ranges of performance on mental computation, that visual modes of presentation increased performance levels, and a narrow range of strategies. Contains assessments. (37…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Computation, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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