One activity students have enjoyed involves such reader level work in arithmetic.

- Chalk board
- Slates
- Slate Pencils
- Erasers

1. | 5 |
2. | 14 |
3. | 24 |
4. | 37 |
5. | 50 |
6. | 79 |

4 |
7 |
6 |
29 |
44 |
63 |

The teacher then instructs the students:

First reader group, find the sums of problems numbers one through six.

Second reader group, find the differences of problems one through six.

Fourth and fifth reader group, find the products of problems one through six and prove your work.

If you need help, raise your hand.

**Recitation and Evaluation:** After several minutes the teacher then calls forth
each grade separately to recite the answers for the assigned operation. By
taking turns, each student states one or two responses orally. Of course,
other children may be listening (and learning) as every grade is called to
recite. Students enjoy the exercise because it not only calls for different
mathematical operations, but also gives practice with slate and slate pencil.
And the "eighth graders" may have to go back in their memory banks to recognize
the terms *sums, differences, *and *products.*

Continue to with arithmetic.

Return to the Introduction.