The Development Of Numeration ( Place Value ) Essay

2354 Words Oct 13th, 2016 10 Pages
A student will start to develop their place value knowledge once they are confident using number names, classifying objects, identifying patterns and as they begin to develop their counting skills. From Year 1, the Australian Curriculum expects students to count collections to 100 by partitioning numbers using place value (ACARA, 2016). This means students need to learn about grouping in tens and that two-digit numbers are made up of tens and ones. Booker, Bond, Barrow and Swan (2014, p. 87) identify six stages in the development of numeration (place value). These include ensuring a student understands the one digit numbers 0-9 and identifying these are the basis for all numbers; developing a student’s ability to think in groups of tens (10 ones are 1 ten) and thinking of the multiples of ten; understanding the place value of two digit numbers 20-99 and then the more irregular numbers 11-19; understanding the place value of three digit numbers (10 tens are 1 hundred); understanding the place value of four digit numbers (10 hundreds are 1 thousand); and finally, develop the students understanding of second place value for larger numbers (grouping in hundreds, tens and ones of thousands, millions etcetera)(Booker et al, 2014, p. 87).
Students must learn the ways in which they can count a collection in order to develop an ability to trust the count (DoEWA, 2013b, p. 12), which is one of the big ideas of number according to Hurst and Hurrell (2014, p. 4). It is also…

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