Number facts are one of the “essentials” for succeeding in life as they underpin the way we understand mathematics and progress in the subject. As adults, we use them daily for calculating shopping totals or estimating building quantities. Memorising number facts allows us to focus our mental energy on the core task and not get bogged down in calculation, yet many children and adults don’t “know” them
Flurrish is proud to announce the publication of it's whitepaper "Learning Number Facts." This has come through working closely with educators at Caddington Village School and researchers at Liverpool Hope University. It is intended for teachers, senior leaders, parents, learners - all those who have a interest in the learning of number facts.
We present an outline of how memory works and how schools use this in traditional methods for learning number facts. But, given recent research on memory, what might optimum strategies for learning use and, if we implemented them, what might they look like?
We believe this will provide an invaluable synthesis for all those who want to impact upon number fact learning and the benefits this can have upon numeracy during later learning.