The advantages and disadvantages of problem-solving practice when learning basic addition facts

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Abstract

How children learn to retrieve answers to basic (single-digit) addition problems and how teachers can support children's learning of retrieval has captivated my attention as a researcher and teacher educator for the last 25 years. In this chapter, I describe this research and explain how I got started with the help of Professor Mike Lawson. I then present findings from a series of microgenetic studies to illustrate the different effects problem-solving practice has on children's development of retrieval.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProblem Solving for Teaching and Learning
Subtitle of host publicationA Festschrift for Emeritus Professor Mike Lawson
EditorsHelen Askell-Williams, Janice Orrell
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter15
Pages209-227
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429400902
ISBN (Print)9780367001834
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Hopkins, S. (2019). The advantages and disadvantages of problem-solving practice when learning basic addition facts. In H. Askell-Williams, & J. Orrell (Eds.), Problem Solving for Teaching and Learning: A Festschrift for Emeritus Professor Mike Lawson (1st ed., pp. 209-227). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429400902-15