Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles


Many students demonstrate difficulty with number sense, especially those of which struggle academically under a special education label. As a result, educators have the option to teach conceptual place value using a variety of methods which may be beneficial for these students. As students continue to learn these mathematical concepts such as multiplying multi digit numbers, research shows that there are multiple ways in which to teach students place value to a wide range of mathematical ability levels. The application of a variety of manipulatives can be used to help increase a student's understanding of number sense. This thesis will explore a variety of strategies that may benefit students who are learning conceptual place value.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis