“Place value understanding requires an integration of new and sometimes difficult to construct the concept of grouping by ten” (Van de Walle, Karp, Bay- Williams, 2013a, p. 193). In the first case study, the student in this problem used a single chip to demonstrate the one in the tens place on his paper. The learner failed to distinguish that the one, stands for a group of ten and not a single chip. This student is still using a count by one approach learned in Kindergarten (Van de Walle, Karp, Bay- Williams, 2013b). The pupil should be exposed to the practice of grouping by ten. The teacher can use a variety of strategies to help the student develop the concept of grouping by ten. To begin, the teacher should encourage the ...
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...mathematical concepts is greatly influenced by their understanding of our number system. Consequently, any misconception concerning place value most be addressed promptly in order to ensure success in mathematics.
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