Developing young children's multi-digit number sense

Diezmann, Carmel M. & English, Lyn D. (2001) Developing young children's multi-digit number sense. Roeper Review, 24(1), pp. 11-13.


Enrichment for mathematically gifted students in the elementary school needs to extend beyond puzzles or busywork and support the development of mathematical power through a differentiated curriculum. This article describes a series of enrichment experiences that were designed to develop young gifted children’s understanding of large numbers, which was central to their investigation of space travel. Although large numbers are not traditionally included in the mathematics curriculum for young children, they responded enthusiastically to the enrichment experiences. These experiences provided the children with an opportunity to understand the large numbers they encountered in science resource material and, importantly, to develop their mathematical power.

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ID Code: 1648
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:26

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