Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More Mental Maths Quizzes

The purpose of more mental maths quizzes (on the Maths Quizzes page) came about from the chilling understanding that my L2 numeracy students had forgotten the techniques they had learned to do 4 Basic Rules calculations. Some might say that it would not have made any difference if they had forgotten their tables and their written methods. However my learners are adamant that they cannot remember tables. Some of them have learned at least to recognise some tables over the course of this year. But the tricks and techniques have contributed more to confidence and, I believe, more to mathematical understanding. I have concentrated more on easier tasks this time.

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