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early childhood mathematics education, storytelling, problem solving, multiple representations, place value, base-ten


A lesson sequence for place value was developed as an early intervention for kindergarteners. The sequence begins with a children’s picture book involving language familiar to children and continues with hands-on activities for children to make connections between and within multiple representations of place value. Through engaging in the literacy-integrated math curriculum module, kindergartners deepened their understanding of place value and the base-ten number system, as they were consistently engaged in problem solving and mathematical discourse triggered by their own mathematical thinking, as well as purposeful questions prompted by the teacher.


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Kim, Y.R., & Park, M.S. (2018). Effective teaching for place value understanding: A case study of a literacy-integrated math curriculum module. Early Years, 39 (1), 19-23.