Maths on the Move
Enhancing children’s confidence and attainment in maths.
Maths on the Move is developed by teachers for teachers. It is a unique and innovative programme that uses the concept of physically active learning to enhance children’s confidence and attainment in maths.
The programme covers all learning outcomes of the maths curriculum for KS1 and KS2, is suitable for all abilities and can be tailored to suit the individual requirements of your school
To get a taste of the sort of activities we use in MOTM sessions:
Why Maths on the Move Works
Recent academic research proves that physical activity facilitates brain function through an increase in concentration, accuracy and efficiency – all of which are key components for attaining/success in maths.
Environment for learning
Maths on the Move allows your children to view maths in a different way. The confidence gained through understanding maths in a physically active context pays dividends in the classroom.
Engagement and retention
Children are actively involved in each MOTM lesson – increasing the chance of retaining the knowledge gained and boosting engagement through memorable learning experiences.
How do we know it works?
A six-week study conducted by academics from Leeds Beckett University has concluded that the MOTM
programme both improves maths attainment and increases physical activity levels.
How schools use Maths on the Move
Maths on the Move offers an alternative learning environment and is used by Primary and Secondary schools in a variety of ways:
Gifted and talented sessions
School holiday activities
Tracking pupil progress
The impact of Maths on the Move is measured and shared via an online platform and regular reports. This allows your teaching staff to have up to date information on each pupil’s progress ahead of future lessons.
This gives you invaluable data to justify your spend and provide key evidence to Ofsted.
We continually review our practices to make sure MOTM is safe and adheres to the latest government guidelines.
What changes have we made?
Resources required for each lesson are reduced to only those that are essential.
Sessions can take place outside where possible, and weather permitting!
Each child will also be given a personal whiteboard and pen in order to limit the sharing of resources (and the debates over who gets to write).
The MOTM platform has been reviewed and revised to allow educators to continue to provide reports and feedback to teachers on the children who take part.
We’re communicating with schools to discuss timetables and create risk assessments which are specific to your setting and in line with your policies.