n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Stomp-tap-clap-snap : a game for promoting conceptual place value and listening skills

Volume 2013, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


As part of our work with the South African Numeracy Chair Project we often engage with international academics and educators. We recently had the opportunity to spend time with Dr Ravi Subramaniam from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai (India) who shared this game with us. His version (included in his Grade 3 workbook) is called and works with numbers up to 999. We immediately tried the game in some of our after-school maths clubs. The game worked very well and I decided to extend it to include numbers in the thousands in order to give it more scope for different grades. In this article I share some of the ways of using this simple yet effective game in the classroom.

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