teaching place value for decimals

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teaching place value for decimals
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Sat, 09-05-2009 - 10:53am

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Sun, 09-06-2009 - 8:34pm

Hi, Barbi: Have you tried manipulatives and place value blocks? In the past I've used coins and worked with pennies and dimes to show equivalents for the written value of money. They seem to get money better than just talking about tenths and hundredths. If they get it with money you can move to thousandths later on.

Sherry