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Kinesthetic Math Lessons for Primary Level Students to Age 9 by Susan Kramer

Contents

1. ABA Sequencing Lessons for Primary Level
2. Addition and Subtraction Lesson
3. Clapping Patterns and Sets Lesson
4. Counting and Sets Lesson
5.
Geometric Shapes Lesson
6. Learning to Tell Time
7. More Addition Lesson
8. Kinesthetically Dividing 20 into Sets of 4
9.
Kinesthetically Dividing 20 into Sets of 5
10. Kinesthetically Dividing 15 into 5 Sets of 3
11. Kinesthetic Math Lesson in Sets of 4
12. Learning Math through Nature on a Spring Walk
13. Kinesthetic Math Lesson while Making Jam or Jelly


1. ABA Sequencing Lessons for Primary Level


These 2 lessons in sequencing use the ABA model. Repeat a new sequence as often as necessary. As with all the lessons in this series it is for all 3 learning styles - auditory, visual and kinesthetic.

Lesson 1. Beginning ABA sequencing

A = 4 walks forward.
B = 4 walks backward.
A = 4 walks forward.

Preparation: Divide the students into 2 or more groups. One group moves and the rest observe.

The moving students stand in a group in the center of room facing teacher at front of room; students remaining facing forward throughout.

Teacher counts the numbers out loud, and uses claps hands or a rhythm instrument. One count per walking step.

First students practice A and B separately; then the ABA sequence.

For further practice, the teacher then calls out either A or B and the students do that pattern.

Example: Even if the students have just heard A and walked forward 4 times, if the teacher calls out A a second time, the students again take 4 steps forward.

Lesson 2. More advanced ABA sequencing

A = 4 walks forward; 4 walks backward.
B = 4 skips forward facing forward; then turn to face the back of room and skip 4 times toward the back of the room.
A = 4 walks forward; 4 walks backward.

Preparation: The moving group of students stand together in the center of room facing teacher at front of room.

Teacher counts the numbers out loud and uses clapping or a rhythm instrument. One count per walk, march or skip.

First students practice A and B separately.

Next, teacher determines the order of the A and B sequences; students memorize the order from following the teacher's oral direction.

More examples with this sequence:
A-B-A-B
A-A-B-B
A-A-B-B-A-A

Article by Susan Kramer



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