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December 1 2008 Math Newsletter

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Teaching Math to Hands-On Learners
If your responsible for teaching or caring for a with child a learning delay, consider reading Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners

Place Value
Place value is essential for students to understand. Take a minute and think of what the word place stands for ….perhaps a location. The word “value” refers to worth. Put the two together and place values refer to the worth of the location of a number. In real estate, the most important consideration is location, location, location. Likewise, 1 is worth a lot less than 1000 because the “1” is in a different location. What are the names of these places/locations? Let’s take a look at the following:

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