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A resource for teachers by Kaye Stacey, Nancy Varughese and Kyla Marston.
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Brief Description of the Teaching and Mental and Written computation CD

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Brief Description of the Teaching Mental and Written Computation CDROM

This resource has been designed for teacher education students and practising teachers. It aims to show the importance of mental computation in the school curriculum and sets out goals for balancing mental, written and calculator computation.
Mental methods used by children are described and some common errors and misconceptions are revealed. Targeted teaching strategies are suggested and class worksheets and diagnostic tests are also provided.

 This resource contains detailed descriptions of mental methods used by children QuickTime movies which demonstrate children's mathematical thinking explanations of common errors made by children strategies for teaching written and mental computation mental method classification activities for teachers activities for teacher education students completed diagnostic tests from 'example' children, for teachers class worksheets and diagnostic tests for children

 CD ROM and WEBSITE CONTENTS GENERAL COMPUTATION Outline, aims and rationale for this resource General principles of mental computation Teaching computation in the calculator era References Reference summaries Technical and navigation help SUBTRACTION Survey of mental methods used by children Activity: Classifying mental subtractions Class worksheets for mental computation - Yrs 3-6 - Yrs 5-8 Teaching algorithms for subtraction Activity: common errors in subtraction Diagnostic tests for written computation - blank subtraction test - completed subtraction tests by 6 example children MULTIPLICATION Survey of mental methods used by children Activity: Classifying mental multiplications Class worksheets for mental computation - Yrs 3-6 - Yrs 5-8 Teaching algorithms for multiplication Activity: common errors in multiplication Diagnostic tests for written computation - blank multiplication test - completed multiplication tests by 5 example children

How to order the Teaching Mental and Written Computation CDROM

If you would like to purchase a copy of this CD, it is now available as part of the compilation CDROM "Teaching Number in the Middle Years" - see ordering information from this link.

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