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Kinesthetic Lessons for Learning About Counting by Susan Kramer

Contents

1. Counting Backward from Ten (10) Kinesthetic Lesson
2.
Counting by Five (5) Kinesthetic Lesson
3. Counting by Four (4) Kinesthetic Lesson
4. Counting by Three (3) Kinesthetic Lesson
5. Counting by Two (2) Kinesthetic Lesson
6. Counting to Twenty (20) Kinesthetic Lessons


5. Counting by Two (2) Kinesthetic Lesson


Here is a kinesthetic lesson for learning about the quantity of 10 and sets of two.

Age: 5+ Kindergarten through 2nd grade and older learning disabled students.

For: Teachers for the benefit of students.

Skills learned: Quantity of 10, set of 2, counting to 10, counting by 2s to 10.

Introduction: If working in the regular classroom, clear floor space for students to move across the room. Ideally, divide the class into groups of 10 students, but any other even number of students will work for this lesson by varying the number of sets.

One group of 10 students will be active and the remaining students will watch and then take a turn next.

1. Working with the first group of 10 students, give each a number from 1 to 10 to remember.

2. Have the students line up across the front of the room in order of 1 to 10 and beginning at 1 each say their number out loud. Then have students repeat counting 1 to 10 and this time have the students that are sitting out join in the counting 1 to 10. This procedure can be repeated as often as you choose.

3. Still working with the 10 students make 5 sets of 2 with the students by having 1 and 2 join hands, 3 and 4 join hands, and continue to 9 and 10.

4. Tell the class that the students with a partner have made a set of 2.

5. Ask the class to count the number of sets - answer should be 5.

6. Have the 10 students line up across the room still holding hands with their partners, so that you still have 5 sets of 2 students each.

7. Teacher walks along the line and points to each set saying 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

8. Now the teacher repeats the walk and all students say 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

9. Repeat this game as often as needed.

This game benefits your 3 main kinds of learners: visual, auditory and kinesthetic: The visual learners see the pairs and group of 10. The auditory learners hear the counting. The kinesthetic learners experience the movements and being part of a set of two.

Rhyme for Remembering

2, 4
6, 8, 10
5 times 2
Equals 10 -
Let's begin this rhyme again!

Article by Susan Kramer

 


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