The effects of formal math instruction on arithmetic strategy use: A cross-cultural study

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Description: A cross-cultural study investigating the effects of formal math instruction on arithmetic ability and strategy use.


There are differences in the approaches educators use to teach arithmetic in Flanders (Belgium) and Canada. Where in Flanders, there is a discouragement of counting and an encouragement of becoming fluent in arithmetic very early on, the math curriculum in Canada allows for a variety of strategies children can use when they are solving arithmetic problems, including procedural strategies such as c...


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