Strategic Math: Addition Facts 0 to 9

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The Strategic Math Series focuses on how to teach basic math facts and operations to students of any age. Content is built upon the concrete-representational-abstract method of instruction. In this approach, understanding of mathematics is developed through the use of concrete objects, representational drawings, and an easy-to-learn strategy that turns all students into active problem solvers.

Addition Facts 0 to 9 provides a systematic means for teaching addition problems that involve only the numerals 0 through 9 and that contain no sum greater than 9.

In studies, students' computation scores rose from a pretest mean of 16 percent to a posttest mean of 98 percent. In addition, the speed at which students were able to make their calculations increased by 400 percent.

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Author(s): Susan Peterson Miller, Cecil D. Mercer

Publication Info: Edge Enterprises, 1991

Research Addition Facts 0 to 9 (.pdf)

Research Articles

  • Miller, S., & Strawser, S. (1996). Promoting strategic math performance among students with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Forum, 21(2), 34-40. This article provides suggestions for classroom teachers who want to integrate strategy instruction into their math curriculum by discussing a strategic classroom environment and strategic learners.

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