ERIC Number: ED291491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Making the Place Value Notation Concept Child's Play: Constructions for Displaying and Confirming Component Elements of the Place Value Notation Concept with Elementary and Preschool Children.
Bentley, Prudence A.
Third of a four-part series, this article presents an instructional plan for teaching the place value notation concept, base ten, to preschool and elementary school children. After a brief review of the place value notation concept, contents describe an integrated and progressive series of four game-like activities which are fundamentally overt organizational and naming schemes. The activities are termed "child's-play constructions," because they are transparently simple and are designed to be conducted in a spirit and attitude of constructive play. The activities are entitled: (1) The Cup Game; (2) The Ten-Count Game; (3) Number Towers; and (4) The Flip-card Counter, Base Ten. Each construction is designed to display and confirm particular components of the place value notation concept, base ten, as it is used when children exercise initiative and control in performing patterned interactions with the materials provided. Guidelines for teachers implementing the games in classrooms are provided in the discussion. Concluding remarks restate requirements for an instructional plan to teach the place value notation concept to preschool and elementary school children and indicate means by which the child's play method fulfills the requirements. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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