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International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (29th, Melbourne, Australia, Jul 10-15, 2005), v3 p113-120

This paper reports the teacher actions that promoted the development of students' mental computation. A Year 3 teacher engaged her class in developing mental computation strategies over a ten-week period. Two overarching issues that appeared to support learning were establishing connections and encouraging strategic thinking. (Contains 2 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED496848.]

Descriptors: Mental Computation, Teacher Role, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries

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Author: Heirdsfield, Ann

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3746&id=ED496898



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