By renaming the fractions so that they have the same denominator, the students might arrive at a common measure for the fractions, determine the sum, and see its magnitude on the number line. This practice leads to a compartmentalization of procedures that can become quite extreme, so that students believe that even slightly different problems require different procedures.
That belief can arise among children in the early grades when, for example, they learn one procedure for subtraction problems without regrouping and another for subtraction problems with regrouping. This evidence supports the view that WM influences math achievement in different ways: it might help to keep track of relevant information e.
When skills are learned without understanding, they are learned as isolated bits of knowledge. Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication. Hence, students need facility with a variety of computational tools, and they need to know how to select the appropriate tool for a given situation.
Grade 2 Overview Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Connected with procedural fluency is knowledge of ways to estimate the result of a procedure.
Strategies for basic-facts instruction. This includes ideas of counting in fives, tens, and multiples of hundreds, tens, and ones, as well as number relationships involving these units, including comparing.
We identify major gaps in knowledge and raise a series of open questions to guide further research. Procedural fluency is more than memorizing facts or procedures, and it is more than understanding and being able to use one procedure for a given situation. Ashcraft and Kirk and Ashcraft and Krause found that cognitive processes can be negatively affected by the interference of negative emotions, such as math anxiety or pressured situations.