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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

Rote Counting

on October 23, 2012

Rote counting, counting aloud from memory, is a basic math skill. I reinforce it every afternoon via physical exercise. For example, today is the 23rd of October. I’ll get students to count aloud as we do a set of 23 actions. So far I’ve used the following actions: jumping jacks, hopping on one foot, hopping on two feet, scissor jumps, ski jumps, and monkey jumps. We do a second set of actions but this time counting backwards. I haven’t yet introduced the class to burpees. I plan to do that at the beginning of November as they are quite exhausting!

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