Simple Primary Math, or Arithmetic

This website is aimed at adults who are planning to teach young children,
or to just learn what they may have missed in their own school days.

The author started teaching in 1960, taught grades 4-7 (ages 9-12) for six years, changed to K-3 (ages 5-8),
about 1967, taught 7 years in Kindergarten, remainder in Grades 1-3, retired in 1995
and started what you see here for a hobby. He has a B.Ed.(Elem), and M.Ed. (Early Childhood Education).


Teachers of regular classes,
special classes and
parents homeschooling their children have all used the ideas found here.

As well, teachers in universities and colleges have used this site with their education students.

What is here is meant to assist anyone involved in teaching ages 5 to 8 in school classrooms or at home.
These ideas can also be used for younger and older children where it suits them.


"Children like to think in terms of what they know. Most know and love games.
 I believe I did best when I taught math as a game-like subject.
 In many respects it is just like a game. There are definitions to learn and rules to follow.
How well you do depends on knowing definitions, rules, and the many facts that make one quicker at the game.
Like many games, speed is important, but second to accuracy."


 

Four booklets were first offered by mail at a cost meant to cover printing and mailing :
Gordon's GamesSimple MathNot So Simple Math,  and Not Just Math.  
Then they were added for free to this site, and finally added
in .pdf format for downloading to your computer.

Most recently I have added a HELP section where I offer adults very basic
help in understanding important learning young children must master.
(I am still learning myself, and trying to improve this site.)


             CLICK on any below to start using the main parts of this website:
S I T E

C H O I C E S
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Will take you to most of the many places on this website and speed up return visits for those copying material.
CONTENTS
of booklets
All four free booklets: A short description of, and link to, the contents of
Gordon's GamesSimple MathNot So Simple Math,  and Not Just Math.    
**HELP** : These .pdf files offer a simple understanding of many key concepts needed
to teach math or arithmetic to young children (or even adults).
PDF  FILES:
FREE  FOR DOWNLOADING.  ALL THE BOOKLETS, PLUS EXAMPLES, WORKSHEETS AND CHARTS TO GO WITH THEM.  AS WELL AS THE MANY SECTIONS UNDER HELP, PLUS MORE.
TERMS: new PDF FILES ARE FREE TO COPY AND PRINT. 
  SEE HERE FOR COPYING AND GIVING PRINTED COPIES TO OTHERS.
MATH SITES: many links to other good sites, and pages of links, plus a
NEW page of useful links to sites that might help you.
NEW: more games and activities; using playing cards with the games.
COPYING BOOKLETS:
How to copy from this site.





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since 2/05
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