n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Some thoughts on mental mathematics

Volume 2013, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Mental calculation skills lie at the heart of numeracy. The word 'numeracy' has changed its meaning considerably over the years. Being numerate these days implies more than just developing the skills of computation but is linked to sense making and therefore understanding. According to Haylock (2001) the basis of being numerate lies in the ability to calculate mentally using a range of strategies.

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