THE DYNAMIC OF ARITHMETIC - RICHARD DALLAWAY

MEMORY FOR ARITHMETIC FACTS

This chapter investigates adults' recall of multiplication facts. Although adults do use other strategies, recall seems to be most frequently used, and it is also the strategy that has been the subject of many detailed experiments. First, a review is presented of the typical reaction times (RTs) and errors of adults recalling multiplication facts. A number of models have been proposed to account for the phenomena, and these are reviewed in section 2.2. A new connectionist model of fact recall, based on McClelland's (1979, 1988) "cascade" equations, is described in chapter 3.