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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


8. Kinesthetically Dividing 20 into Sets of 4


This is a kinesthetic lesson for learning about the quantity of 20, and the way it can be divided into sets of 4.

Age: 1st or 2nd grade and older learning disabled students.

For: Teachers for the benefit of students.

Skills learned: Quantity of 20, set of 4, 5 sets of 4, counting by 4s to 20.

Introduction: If working in the regular classroom, clear floor space for students to move across the room. Ideally, divide the class into groups of 20 students.

One group of 20 students will be active and the remaining students will watch and then take a turn forming the sets.

5 sets of 4 equals 20

1. Working with the same group of 20 students, give each a number from 1 to 20 to remember.

2. Have the students line up across the front of the room in order of 1 to 20 and beginning at 1 each say their number out loud one at a time. Then have students repeat counting 1 to 20 and this time have the students that are sitting out join in the counting 1 to 20. This procedure can be repeated as often as you choose.

3. Still working with the 20 students make 5 sets of 4 with the students by having 1, 2, 3, and 4, join hands; 5, 6, 7, and 8 join hands; 9, 10, 11, and 12 join hands; 13, 14, 15, and 16 join hands; 17, 18, 19, and 20 join hands.

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

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

6. Have the 20 students line up across the room still holding hands with their partners, so that you still have 5 sets of 4 students each.

7. Teacher walks along the line and points to each set saying 4, 8, 12, 16, 20.

8. Now the teacher repeats the walk and all students say 4, 8, 12, 16, 20.

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 groups of 4. The auditory learners hear the counting. The kinesthetic learners experience the movements and being part of a set of 4.

Article by Susan Kramer

 


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