## Exercise 2

MATERIAL:

Number Boards A.  (Sometimes called the Seguin Boards after the educator who first designed them.)  Two slotted boards with the numeral "10" repeated five times on one and four times on the other.  The boards are always used together, one below the other, touching.  There are two boards, because if there was only one it would be too long to store and handle easily.  Cards 1 - 9 of the right size to slip into the slots of the boards.

PURPOSE:

To learn the names 11 - 19 in association with the numerals

AGE:

4 years and older

EXERCISE:

As the child has already learned the names in association with the quantities, he can be given all the names in association with the numerals in one lesson.  The three period lesson is used.

Period 1

The boards are laid on the mat.  The teacher and child are next to each other, facing the boards.  The teacher has the cards 1 - 9.  She slips "1" over the zero of the first 10 on the board saying, "Ten and one are eleven.  This is the way we write 11."  She repeats eleven once or twice.

The teacher slips "2" over the zero of the second 10.  She says, "Ten and two are twelve.  This is the way we write 12."  She repeats the name once or twice.

The teacher continues to make the numerals to teach the names to 19 in this way.

Period 2

The teacher asks the child for various numerals.  For example, "Show me 18. Show me 15."  The child points to any numeral she asks for.

Period 3

The teacher points to various numerals and the child tells her the names.  Finally, the teacher and child name the numerals in sequence from 11 to 19.

The material is kept available for the child to take and use whenever he or she likes.