Math & Movement
Have a student start on zero. Then, have them point out the pattern that the blue boxes with the feet follow. Explain to them that these boxes are showing the multiples of two.
Whisper Loud: To begin learning multiples of two, start with the whisper loud technique to have students jump down the mat. Have students follow this pattern: Jump on the one. Whisper, “one.” Jump on the two. Shout, “TWO!” Jump on the three. Whisper, “three.” Jump on the four. Shout, “FOUR!” Continue with this pattern down the mat to twenty.
Skip Counting: Once they are more comfortable with the multiples of two, you can have students skip count down the mat, only jumping on the blue boxes. Make sure they are saying the number confidently and correctly when they land on each multiple. If their jumps get ahead of the numbers, have them start again.