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Russo, James – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2017
Using a game-based context and concentrating explicitly on language, students in the early years are able to make sense about place value amid the vagaries of the English language in naming numbers. This conceptual approach to understanding place value allows students to further develop number strategies beyond counting by ones.
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Numbers
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Sullivan, Peter; Russo, James – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2017
It is frequently surprising to new teachers (and even those with experience) when they find that not only do some children need to recount the group they have just counted to be assured of the total but also that this need seems to be resistant to intervention. Although moving from "counting-all" to "count-on" is sometimes…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Computation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction