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ERIC Number: EJ1093239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Supporting Lower-Achieving Seven- and Eight-Year-Old Children with Place Value Understandings
Bailey, Judy
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v20 n3 p3-9 2015
Children can sometimes appear to understand a concept such as place value without really having a deep understanding. Judy Bailey stresses the importance of listening carefully to children to identify their current understandings and then building on them systematically, using a range of materials, to promote a deep conceptual understanding. This article reports on the collaboration of the author (a university mathematics educator) and a relatively new classroom teacher. The teacher sought to address the needs of a group of lower-achieving seven- and eight-year-old children within the regular class mathematics programme of a large urban primary school. This small study was part of a two-year project focused on raising school-wide achievement in mathematics in the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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