Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10963
Title: Addressing the needs of low-achieving mathematics students: helping students 'trust their heads'
Contributor(s): Graham, Lorraine (author); Pegg, John Edward  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Leeds
Place of Publication: online
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10963
Source of Publication: Presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, p. 1-9
Abstract: This paper reports on part of a national numeracy intervention and research program. The program has the generic title QuickSmart because it aims to teach students how to become quick (and accurate) in response speed and smart in strategy use. This intervention seeks to improve automaticity in students' responses which is operationalised as students' fluency and facility with basic academic facts and procedures in mathematics. Improved automaticity can be achieved by reducing working-memory demands on routine tasks, thereby freeing cognitive resources for higher-order processing including the fluent use of mathematical procedures and competent problem solving.
Conference Name: BERA 2008: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3rd - 6th September, 2008
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Keywords: Special Education and Disability
Fields of Research (FOR): 130312 Special Education and Disability
Socio-economic Objective (SEO): 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Peer Reviewed: Yes
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The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR)

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