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Number Sense Series: A Sense of 'ten' and Place Value

The author of this one-page article discusses the importance of developing a "sense of ten" as a foundation for place value and mental calculations. She suggests teaching strategies using ten-frames to promote this sense, including instructions for simple games. The article includes a list of references and a link to a related article, "Developing Early Number Sense" (cataloged separately).
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Contributed by: Millennium Mathematics Project - Publisher, Jenni Way - Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 7This collection supports teachers as they integrate Practice Standard 7 into their classroom routines. In these articles and videos, teachers will see strategies that help guide students to look for and make use of structure as they discover and understand mathematical concepts. Additional resources for immediate use in the classroom can be found in a companion classroom collection.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade LevelK, 1, 2
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom), Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorMillennium Mathematics Project - Publisher, Jenni Way - Author
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2007 University of Cambridge
      http://nrich.maths.org/public/terms.php
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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