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  • Chris Laurie

    September 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I will need to re-watch the division example. Now I see why teacher guides recommend using the language of “units” when working with base ten blocks. My primary colleges often call the smallest units “ones”. As a result, my grade five kids have difficulty conceptionally visualising the little red cubes as tenths of a rod. Playing with connecting cubes in groups of five would be a gradual first step. They love building things. (gun, towers, strange patterns) Your right. Adults are too quick to express abstractly with symbols. I will slow down.