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

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:

  • SATS booster

  • Group interventions

  • Gifted and talented sessions

  • Curriculum enrichment

  • School holiday activities 

Tracking your pupils 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 evaluated the impact of MOTM during
the 2018-19 academic year.
This is what we found.


Maths on the

Move groups


Children took



minutes of physically active learning


Maths challenges answered


of children taking part in MOTM showed a total increase from pre to post lesson scores.

Maths Performance

During each MOTM session, children complete 5 questions at the start of the lesson and 5 questions at the end of the lesson. Their scores are collected and the average results across all the schools are shown below.

Confidence in Maths

The children were asked to self-assess their perceived confidence when faced with a maths question. Scale 1-10 (1 – low, 10 – high).

of children taking part in MOTM showed a total increase from pre to post lesson scores.

 On average the children increased their confidence scores by 32%. The average pre course confidence score was 5.84 and the average post course confidence score was 7.71

Before the programme, 21% of the children gave themselves low confidence scores (1-3) and after the programme there were only 5.3% of the children giving themselves low confidence scores.

Before the programme, 29.6% of the children considered themselves to be highly confident (scores 8-10) and after the programme this had increased to 60.2%.

How your school can budget for Maths on the Move

You can access funding from several streams to help engage your pupils in Maths on the Move:

  • PE and School Sport Premium
    Addresses key indicators and raises the profile of PE and sports across the school, as a tool for whole-school improvement.

  • Pupil Premium
    Raise the confidence and attainment of your pupils and ‘close the gap’

  • Maths budget
    Introduce innovative methods and help your pupils achieve national standards in maths.

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