teaching and learning about decimals

Welcome to the 'Teaching and Learning about Decimals' CD-ROM website
A resource for teachers by Vicki Steinle, Kaye Stacey and Dianne Chambers. The CD is also available for purchase.

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Brief description of the Teaching and Learning about Decimals CDROM

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How to order the CDROM and other materials


Brief Description of the Teaching and Learning about Decimals CD-ROM


The CD-ROM contains:


Six case studies of students


Lessons and photocopy masters


Interactive games and test


Mathematics of the decimal place value number system


Diagnostic tests and research data


Advice on concrete materials


How to order the CD-ROM and the Learning about Decimals activity book

Ordering Information

The CDROM is now part of the compilation CDROM "Teaching Number in the Middle Years" along with two other resources. This can be purchased for AUD$44 from the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (www.aamt.edu.au) or directly from The University of Melbourne (Ms Pam Firth: p.firth@unimelb.edu.au or Kaye Stacey). For bulk purchase discounts, contact Pam Firth or Professor Kaye Stacey: k.stacey@unimelb.edu.au

The books are purchased from the University of Melbourne (Pam or Kaye).

The authors can be contacted at:
Professor Kaye Stacey
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
234 Queensberry St
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Learning About Decimals: An activity book

Archer, S., Condon, C., Steinle, V., & Stacey, K. (2010) Learning about decimals: An activity book. Melbourne Graduate School of education, University of Melbourne.
This book contains under one cover two publications previously published separately.

Lesson Ideas and Activities for Teaching Decimals

This 69 page booklet contains lesson plans, ideas for short activities, guides to using concrete materials, photocopy masters and worksheets for addressing common difficulties in understanding decimal notation. (Suitable for Years 2 to 10) See ordering information.

Linear Arithmetic Blocks: A concrete model for teaching decimals

This 43 page booklet contains lesson plans for using a very effective but not well known model for decimal numeration and operations, which can be made from plastic pipe. There is an introductory section and ten fully prepared activities. (Suitable for Years 5 to 8)

Initially we made the linear arithmetic blocks ourselves. However, we were recently able to obtain them commercially from Every Educaid, New Zealand http://www.everyeducaid.co.nz/ who call them the DeciPipes Kit.

The book is purchased from the University of Melbourne (Pam or Kaye - See ordering information)


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Contact Email Address: v.steinle@unimelb.edu.au
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Last modified: Sun 16 April 2006

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