ERIC Number: EJ1036254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Analysis of Place Value Instruction and Development in Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics
McGuire, Patrick; Kinzie, Mable B.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v41 n5 p355-364 Sep 2013
Development of two-digit place value understanding in the elementary grades has been the subject of some study; however, research at the pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) level is limited. This two-part paper begins by providing an overview of two-digit place value instruction in Pre-K and describes the component parts of a research-based math curriculum, "MyTeachingPartner Math" ("MTP Math"). Part two presents the results of a video analysis of classroom interactions across four "MTP Math" place value activities facilitated by two high quality teachers. Particular attention is given to the primary conceptual hurdles faced by students, as well as the scaffolding strategies employed by teachers. Results indicate that students possess a conceptual understanding of the ones place prior to the tens place and initially struggle the concept of unitizing groups of ten. Considerations are discussed for improving the quality of teacher-child interactions in pre-kindergarten that can best support children's thinking and learning.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Video Technology, Interaction, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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