The current paper reviews models of arithmetic fact retrieval in adults, as well as evidence from empirical studies and neuropsychological findings. The focus is on the form of mental representations used to access and store arithmetic facts. Additionally, the solution methods used by adults are reviewed, as are individual differences in proficiency and solution methods. Finally, criteria for future models of arithmetic fact retrieval are suggested with respect to mental representations and solution methods.

arithmetic, solutions, problem solving, neuropsychology, models
Department of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science Technical Report Series
Department of Cognitive Science

Penner-Wilger, Marcie. (2004). Just the facts: on the Representation and Solution of Basic Arithmetic Facts in the Adult Mind/Brain. Technical Report 2004-05. Cognitive Science Technical Report Series. Department of Cognitive Science.