Under the direction of Dr. Kelly Mix, the goal the Learning and Cognition Lab is to help K-1 students master place value with some experimental instructional techniques.  Some of these techniques are based on Montessori activities and other common place value exercises.  What’s new is that we’re trying to help children see the underlying relational structure of place value symbols by comparing and mapping across different examples and representations (like from words to written symbols or from physical models to words).

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