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Text Mental computation

TLF ID M012843

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that discusses methods of mental computation. In particular, applying the associative, commutative and distributive laws to aid mental and written computation is discussed. These are important ideas for the introduction of algebra. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive questions for students to check their progress in the topic.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for both teachers and students for an introduction to the techniques of mental computation. The resource is specifically designed to aid students' understanding of these aspects of the Australian Curriculum.
  • It is useful in relation to the year 7 content description in the mathematics curriculum that refers to applying the associative, commutative and distributive laws to aid mental and written computation.
  • The resource may be useful in helping students to achieve that element of the year 7 achievement standard referring to connecting the laws and properties for numbers to algebra.
Year level

7

Learning area
  • Mathematics

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Organization: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • Description: Creator
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.amsi.org.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Interactive
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2013 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This material may be copied, distributed and adapted free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all copyright notices and acknowledgements are retained.