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


1. ABA Sequencing Lessons for Primary Level
2. Addition and Subtraction Lesson
3. Clapping Patterns and Sets Lesson
4. Counting and Sets Lesson
Geometric Shapes Lesson
6. Learning to Tell Time
7. More Addition Lesson
8. Kinesthetically Dividing 20 into Sets of 4
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

7. More Addition Lesson

This is a kinesthetic classroom lesson to practice addition and sets.

The lesson uses 2 sets of 3 to equal six (3)+(3)=6, but any combination to 10 can be substituted.

Preparation: Enough floor space for students to move freely across room. Students stand facing front of room on the side closest to their left shoulder, hands on waist. Teacher stands in front, also facing forward, hands on waist, and demonstrates sequence without speaking the first few times, and then speaking the sequence later.

Part I. Beginning at left side teacher does 3 slides toward right side of room, right shoulder leading, then pauses and repeats the 3 slides.
Students copy movement.

Part II. The whole movement is repeated but this time the teacher says out loud one, two, three, (non-spoken pause) one, two, three.
Students copy movement while speaking the 2 sets of one, two, three numbers out loud.

Part III. Teacher repeats moving and speaking sequence but this time says one, two, three, (non-spoken pause) four, five, six.
Students copy movement and speak sequence of counting to six.

To learn in this lesson:
1. Each number is a separate entity and when combined adds up to a greater number.
2. Sets contain elements that can be combined.
3. Moving left to right reinforces the direction of reading and writing on the page of paper.
4. Moving left to right teaches what the left and right sides of the body are and what moving to the right side means.

Article by Susan Kramer


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