How to Teach Mental Math


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Which of the following is NOT a good strategy for teaching mental math?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a way that verbalizing mental processes is helpful for mental math?

2. There is an emphasis on moving away from rote memorization in schools these days. Is learning math facts useful in the case of mental math?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Teaching the concept of mental math is the main point of this quiz and worksheet combination. You are asked about good strategies for teaching mental math along with the frequency with which students should practice mental math.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will find the topics below in the quiz questions:

  • Helpful verbalizing mental processes
  • Whether or not learning math facts is useful
  • The usefulness of direct instruction
  • How often students should practice

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about direct instruction
  • Making connections - see if learning math facts is useful in mental math
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about the frequency with which mental math should be practiced by students

Additional Learning

To get some more reviewing done, click on the lesson titled, How to Teach Mental Math. You will notice the topics below mentioned in the lesson:

  • Hands-on approaches
  • Competition
  • Engagement