This paper describes a research project carried out by nine teachers from diverse schools in Australia. The project explored the role of a commonly used teaching activity, referred to in this report as the Base Ten Game, in developing children’s understanding of our number system beginning with whole numbers and extending to decimals. The report includes a description of the game, two case studies, and results and implications for the classroom. An appendix includes strategies for managing the Base Ten Game.
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