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Elementary Math Methods: Mastering Mathematical Facts and Whole Number Place Value Development

Running Head : Elementary Math Method

Elementary Math Methods : Mastering Mathematical Facts and Whole Number Place Value Development

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Elementary Math Methods : Mastering Mathematical Facts and Whole Number Place Value

Knowledge in place value develops over time as students move from kindergarten through first to fifth grade . Various activities using manipulatives such as straws and cards have been developed to help students understand various place value concepts and ideas . This essay aims to discuss three activities : school day count routine , place value

race and number line-up in an effort to understand place value concepts and ideas presented by these activities

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School Day Count Routine

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The aim of this practice is to help students understand place value concepts such as ones , tens , hundreds and grouping . In the activity students are encouraged to record school days using straws . They add up the straws every day until they total to ten so as to transfer the bundle to a tens pocket . Depending on the grade level , they can go further to group the tens bundles to make a pocket of one hundred straws . In addition , students are told to note down the right integers to represent the number of bundles and number of single straws (Kawas 2010a

Place Value Race

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This practice engages students in some sort of competition aimed at...

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