National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition

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167- Excelling at Mental Arithmetic: How to Teach Facts, Plus More

Thursday, April 26, 2012: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
203 A/B (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
E. Paul Goldenberg
Cindy Carter

Learning facts takes memory, but relying on memory alone is inefficient. Brain science shows an order and structure that succeeds where random drill fails. Easy to teach and fun for young students, this approach builds mental fluency fast—even some multidigit arithmetic—while developing properties of operations and strong algebraic habits of mind.

Presentation Format: 3-5 Session
Grade Band Audience: 3 to 5, PreK to 2

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