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

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    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
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429400902
    ISBN (Print)9780367001834
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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