Strategies for Basic-Facts Instruction
Andrew Isaacs and William Carroll
May 1999, Volume 5, Issue 9, Page 508
A strategies-based approach to the basic facts has several advantages. First of all, it works-- children do learn their facts. Rathmell (1978) found that teaching children thinking strategies facilitates their learning and retention of basic facts. More recent studies have confirmed this effect again and again. A strategies-based approach also builds students' understanding and confidence.
Numbers and Operations
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