ERIC Number: ED253401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics--An Approach for Slow Learners. Section 1--Structure and Place Value. Notes for Teachers of Mathematics, Volume 6.
Leeds Education Authority (England). Mathematics Curriculum Study Group.
This is one of a series of monographs developed by teachers in elementary schools near Leeds, England. This document focuses on structure and place value. Slow learners in particular need concrete experiences designed to introduce and later consolidate the idea of place value, and with this in mind several activities proven successful with slow learners are presented. In the section on structure of number, children are introduced to the basic idea of grouping in tens using materials whose physical properties determine their value. In the other section, the true idea of place value is demonstrated--value now depends not upon any physical property of the materials but entirely upon the position in which counters, beads, and later, numerals are placed. (MNS)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Low Achievement, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Resource Materials, Slow Learners, Teacher Developed Materials
Leeds City Council Department of Education, John Taylor Teachers Centre, 53 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 1AA England (.24 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Leeds Education Authority (England). Mathematics Curriculum Study Group.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)