## Table of Contents

### World of Numbers

#### Numbers and Arithmetic for the First Year

Contents

Introduction ...................................................................................................... 1

Goals in Arithmetic for the Introductory Year..................................................... 2

Number as Quantity and Quality.....3

Lessons 1 to 12 Introducing the Numbers.......................................... 4

A Story for Each Number...................................................................................... 4

Number Archetypes for Story Ideas..................................................................... 6

The Main Lesson Book........................................................................................ .10

King Maximo and the Four Number Knights...................................................... 11

More Stories and Ideas for Introducing the Numbers.....19

The King's War (for Number 8)..20

Melia and the Secret of the Great Tree (9).21

Milos, Demetrius, and Pythagoras (10). 23

Rhythmic Activities and Counting Games..26

Counting Verses and Number Combinations 27

Introducing Times and Division Tables............................................................. 30

Lessons for Introducing the Four Processes....33

The Moral Quality of the Four Processes..34

Multiplication: Mul de Plier........36

Division: Prince Divider....................................................................................... 40

Subtraction: Minus Miner 43

Addition: Happy Addy.......................................................................................... 46

Using Manipulatives in Teaching the Four Processes......................................... 49

Using the Four Processes in Working with the Child's Temperament...50

Freehand Geometry.............................................................................................. 51

Games with the Four Processes.......................................................................... 53

Useful Sources for Teaching First Year Arithmetic ..55