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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
Russo, James – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2016
The Smarties-Box Challenge encourages students to apply several different mathematical capabilities and concepts--such as, estimation, multiplication, and the notion of being systematic--to solve a complex, multistep problem. To effectively engage in the Smarties-Box Challenge, students are required to demonstrate aspects of all four proficiency…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction