The Case of Felicia: A Young Child’s Strategies for Reducing Memory Demands During Mental Addition

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Abstract

A semi-structured clinical interview technique was used in an intensive case study of a preschool child’s addition ability. The interviews uncovered a novel mental addition strategy: counting-all starting with the larger addend. This strategy minimizes the cognitively demanding double count required by mental addition strategies. Moreover, another invented strategy, a counting-on- like variation, was employed with problems involving a double-digit addend to reduce mental effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-116
Number of pages8
JournalCognition and Instruction
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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