Young-Loveridge, J., & Bicknell, B. (2014). Supporting the development of number fact knowledge in five- and six-year-olds. In J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh, & A. Prescott (Eds.), Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 669–676). Adelaide, SA, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
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This paper focuses on children’s number fact knowledge from a study that explored the impact of using multiplication and division contexts for developing number understanding with 34 five- and six-year-old children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. After a series of focused lessons, children’s knowledge of number facts, including single digit addition, subtraction, and doubles had improved. However, they did not always apply this knowledge to relevant problem-solving situations. The magnitude of the numbers did not necessarily determine the difficulty level for achieving automaticity of number fact knowledge.
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