Insights into number: Developing flexible mental mathematics
|dc.identifier.citation||Sparrow, L. and Swan, P. 2006. Insights into number: Developing flexible mental mathematics. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic., 7-8 Dec 2006, pp. 137-146.||en_US|
The ability to use flexible strategies when faced with a calculation to do ‘in the head’ is important to acquire. Many children who rely on remembered facts and standard procedures are limited in their approaches to mental computation. Teaching that develops insights, awareness, and connections appears to give this important flexibility and enable children to make sensible and effective choices of calculating strategies.
|dc.publisher||Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)||en_US|
|dc.title||Insights into number: Developing flexible mental mathematics||en_US|
|dcterms.source.title||Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)||en_US|
|dcterms.source.conference||Mathematics – The Way Forward: 43rd Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria||en_US|
|curtin.department||School of Education||en_US|