The ‘Ganak’ Exploration: Helping Children to Learn About Numbers

Maithil, Pramod (2022) The ‘Ganak’ Exploration: Helping Children to Learn About Numbers. At Right Angles (14). pp. 15-20. ISSN 2582-1873

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This article describes an investigation of a tool called Ganak. The author proposes that place value work should continue into middle school level with an emphasis on understanding the positional value of digits, and the additive, multiplicative properties of numbers. He demonstrates his work with students on sequentially exploring number patterns in various bases through a game based on abacus, pictorially representing them, deciphering their value in the decimal system, and allowing children to explore their own interpretive way of forming numbers.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Maithil, Pramod
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching, Mathematics, Learnig numbers,Ganak
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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