I participated in Let's Play Math. I really enjoyed exploring the page. I spent more time exploring a link about place values. The author talks about why teaching place value is very important. Growing up I didn't like learning about place value but it does help a lot with solving math problems. The author also mentions that making sure our students understand the lesson is important. There's a video that shows what looks like a young girl understanding a lesson but later show that she fully didn't grasp it. I really like this page. There's lots of good information!

photo by Chrissy Johnson1 via flickr Our decimal system of recording numbers is ingenious. Once learned, it is a simple, versatile, and efficient way of writing numbers. … But the system is not obvious nor easily learned. The use of place value is subtle, and mastering it is the single most challenging aspect of elementary school mathematics. Ironically, these challenges are largely invisible to untrained parents and teachers — place value is so...Source: Let's Play Math! blogPublished: 20120430 11:25:43 GMTLikeUnlike· · Share


Keisha LouisI never thought of place value as being very important but this switches my way of thinking. I now see that making sure students understand fully about place value will benefit them in working our math problems. The video of Cena was an eye... opener. I thought she was going to be able solve the block answers. It seemed like she knew the concept in the beginning. I guess that's why it's a good idea to go over lessons multiple times (in different forms) to ensure the students understand the lesson. I love the section called 'I love funny numbers'. I think that's a cool way to have fun solving math problems with kids because the numbers sound funny.See Morea few seconds ago · LikeUnlike


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