# Essay On Place Value Knowledge

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Conceptual knowledge is knowing why and how to solve an equation whereas procedural knowledge is knowing the process needed to get to the solution. Asking a student to measure the perimeter of a room is merely testing their procedural knowledge however, asking that student to estimate the perimeter of the room and justify their answer is requiring them to utilise conceptual knowledge. Conceptual understanding can become a way of thinking rather than relying on memory of an applicable procedure for a specified set of