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ERIC Number: EJ831684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Ten Is the Magic Number!
Barker, Lindsay
Teaching Children Mathematics, v15 n6 p336-345 Feb 2009
How this teacher develops composition of ten with second graders was dramatically reshaped by the 2006 release of NCTM's "Curriculum Focal Points." The release of "Curriculum Focal Points"--particularly the suggestion that number sense and computation be focal areas in the second-grade mathematics curriculum--resulted in positive changes in this author's approach to teaching these areas. Providing extended time to focus on the composition and decomposition of ten and its applications allows students to become more efficient at computation, develop greater number sense, and positively impacts the way they view math. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A