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Topic: I need help in the order of my teaching!!!
Replies: 19   Last Post: Sep 2, 1998 2:28 PM

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 mtbb0@ms.uky.edu Posts: 221 Registered: 12/4/04
Re: I need help in the order of my teaching!!!
Posted: Apr 10, 1998 11:57 AM

Dear Patrick,
I think Gail's advice is better than mine, but I do
remember using base ten blocks and having children
represent numbers by holding in their hands (or on
a tray) the pieces. The kid at the far right holds
so many ones (the little cubes), but no more than nine.
The next person has the longs - tens, then the flats,
which are hundreds, and then the cubes if they are
up to it. For the really young, maybe one just does the
ones and tens. There is unique representation of numbers,
counting, carrying (literally) and borrowing (from
one's neighbor) and it really works pretty well.
This is probably old hat, but it is fun and it worked
when I did it 20 years ago. Working means that the students
seemed to understand what was going on and the teacher
I worked with thought it was greater than sliced bread.
None of these things are original and one should just
scrounge around and use real live experienced teachers that
are touchable.
Don
>
> Dear Patrick,
> I friend of mine has been using a modified hundreds chart to round,
> and says it works very well. Instead of having 1 -- 11 -- 21 -- 31 --
> etc down the left side, it has 0 -- 10 -- 20 -- 30 -- etc down the left
> side, and 10 -- 20 -- 30 -- 40 -- etc down the right side. She has her
> students place a counter over the number they are attempting to round
> off, and then look to see which multiple of ten it is nearer to. She
> guides them with an overhead version of the same chart.
>
> patrick wrote:
>

> > I need to review skip counting , introduce rounding , grouping
> > (pre-multiplication), and place value at the 2nd grade level. Should I
> > use a 100's chart to show skip counting and rounding and then use the
> > yellow ones, tens, and 100 squares to show place value and grouping.
> > First, manipulatives and then numbers. I need an experienced teacher
> > to give me some advice. Thanks Pat

>
>
>
> --
> Gail R. Englert
> genglert@norfolk.infi.net
> genglert@pen.k12.va.us
>
> @ @ "Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you
> ! wanted but getting what you have, which once you have
> \<>/ got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would
> have wanted had you known." Garrison Keillor
>
>

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