Oral Exercises: Primary Math Lessons 7-9

Taking a break from the chalkboard/whiteboard to do some LIVE-action work.

In the Primary Math book, in a brief section called “Oral Exercises,” Lessons VII, VIII and IX have the student working with manipulative objects to perform some adding and subtracting exercises — with some multiplication mixed in just to make things interesting.

Ray’s suggests using marbles, pebbles, beans, corn, etc., to work with.  I chose cherries.

Doing addition, subtraction and multiplication using live objects like this goes a long way towards helping to fix in the mind the basic concepts behind these operations.

And, in this case, you can eat your manipulatives when you’re done!

Lesson VII

Lesson VIII

Lesson IX

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