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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


3. Clapping Patterns and Sets Lesson


The general instruction is to clap hands together for one set, then clap the floor in front with both hands for the next set. And repeat on and on.

Pause a moment between sets.

The pause comes at the slash line in the examples. Each slash line signals the completion of a set.

Count the claps out loud as you proceed. Say: "1, 2, 3, 4, and 1, 2, 3, 4, and"

Sets of 3, 4, 6 and 8 are shown below.

Ages: 4+

Method:
Teacher and students sit facing each other on the floor cross-legged. Students watch as the teacher claps the starting pattern:

1, 2, 3, 4 / 1, 2, 3, 4 / 1, 2, 3, 4 / 1, 2, 3, 4 / etc.

Students pick up the pattern and begin clapping with the teacher, feeling the rhythm within themselves.

Now everyone closes their eyes, and by listening follows the clapping pattern in unison when the teacher changes it.

One set of hand claps is followed by one set of floor claps; repeat sequence over and over.

While the students' eyes are closed, silent claps can be included by clapping with hands, and then resting hands in lap for 1 or 2 claps. Repeat the sequence till the students are repeating it:

1, 2, lap, 4 / 1, 2, lap, 4 / 1, 2, lap, 4 / 1, 2, lap, 4 / etc.

Article by Susan Kramer



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