SAIL: Structured Activities in Intelligent Learning

Richard R. Skemp

March 10, 1919 – June 22, 1995

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Org 1 Set-based organization

The Org 1 network builds number sense for even the youngest children by engaging them in activities that help develop: their sorting abilities; recognition, comparing, ordering, and sequencing sets of objects; counting objects; grouping objects in "threes," "fours," and "fives" (in preparation for base-ten place-value notation in the Num 2 network). A listing of the individual activities contained in the Org 1 network follows the Org 1 "concept map."

Org 1 Set-based organization


Topic 1 Sorting	
1/1	Perceptual matching of objects	
1/2	Matching pictures	
1/3	A picture matching game	
1/4	Dominoes	
1/5	Conceptual matching	
1/6	Conceptual matching	
1/7	Attribute cards	
Topic 2 Sets	
2/1     Introduction to Multilink or
2/2	Making picture sets	
2/3	"Which set am I making?"	
2/4	"Which two sets am I making?"	
Topic 3 Comparing sets by their numbers	
3/1	Lucky dip	
3/2	"Can I fool you?"	
Topic 4 Ordering sets by their numbers	
4/1	Ordering several rods by their
4/2	Combining order of number,
           length,and position 	
Topic 5 Complete sequences of sets	
5/1	Missing stairs	
Topic 6 The empty set; the number zero	
6/1	The empty set	
Topic 7  Pairing between sets	
7/1	 Physical pairing	
7/2	 Mentally pairing	
Topic 8  Sets which match, counting,
            and number	
8/1	 Sets which match	
Topic 9  Counting, matching, and
	    No activity; but a note for
Topic 10 Grouping in threes, fours,
10/1	Making sets in groups & ones	
10/2	Comparing larger sets	
10/3	Conservation of number	
Topic 11 Bases: units, rods, squares
            and cubes	
11/1	Units, rods and squares	
11/2	On to cubes	
Topic 12 Equivalent groupings:
            canonical form	
12/1	"Can I fool you?"
            (Canonical form)	
12/2	Exchanging small coins for
Topic 13 Base ten	
13/1	Tens and hundreds of cubes	
13/2	Tens and hundreds of milk
13/3	Thousands