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Only ONE MORE Free Live Teleconference Training

Only ONE MORE Free Live Teleconference Training

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By Suzy Koontz This Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Central) is your last chance for a live interactive teleconference training sponsored by the Osborne Foundation! Come get your questions about kinesthetic learning answered. Get feedback about how to customize kinesthetic learning for your classroom! Don’t need help, but more ideas are always welcome? The teleconferences have been recorded so you can listen at your leisure! You will get quick new tools that will help you rapidly enhance your students’ success. In 2015, the National Math Foundation (NMF) received funding from the Weldon F. Osborne Foundation for training support for teachers. As part of this grant, NMF contracted with Math & Movement to offer 16 FREE teleconference trainings beginning in January 2016. The final call is this Tuesday,…
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Buddies

Buddies

Activities
The teacher calls out a number (four), and the students have 10 seconds to get themselves into groups of that size. It might be impossible for everyone to get in a group every time, but each new number gives everyone another chance. In the beginning, just call out single numbers. Once students get the idea, you can call out addition or subtraction problems (“get into groups of 7-4.”)
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Math & Movement Math Buddies

Math & Movement Math Buddies

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By Suzy Koontz You’ve probably heard of Each One Teach One, a classic teaching strategy where a student learns a new skill and then teaches that skill to another student. It’s a great way to engage all students in learning and to help solidify the new knowledge for the students. Math & Movement took this model up a level by creating a program called Math Buddies. In Math Buddies, the teacher teaches her classroom math skills using the Math & Movement mats. The teacher then takes his students and the Math & Movement materials and goes to another classroom, usually younger students/lower grade level students, and his students teach the other students the same information. Just like when they learned it, they use movement and fun to reinforce the material…
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A Kinesthetic Learning Superhero!

A Kinesthetic Learning Superhero!

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Dryden Mutual Insurance Company Sponsors More Than 30 Math & Movement Family Fun Nights in New York State By Suzy Koontz If sponsoring Math & Movement Family Fun Nights makes a local business a Kinesthetic Learning Hero, then Dryden Mutual Insurance Company (www.drydenmutual.com) based in Dryden, New York, is a Superhero! Generously supporting Math & Movement Family Fun Nights all across New York State, Dryden Mutual is helping kids and families engage in learning math and reading in a new, exciting way. With more than 30 events already held and at least 10 more scheduled for this school year, Dryden Mutual has impacted at least 3,000 students and their families, giving them the opportunity to see that learning math can be fun, easy, and effective. Many of these schools are…
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Multiplication Hopscotch

Multiplication Hopscotch

Activities
Create a hopscotch board with the numbers 1-10, either with chalk on the playground or tape in the classroom. Start at the beginning of the hopscotch board and roll a dice. Jump on the number 1, multiply it by the number that was rolled on the dice and say the answer out loud. Jump on the two, roll the dice and then multiply again. Repeat all the way down the board.
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Even More Grant Opportunities Available For Your School!

Even More Grant Opportunities Available For Your School!

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By Suzy Koontz We love sharing new grant opportunities with you! And, we love helping you submit proposals to get funding for Math & Movement in your classroom! Today, we have two national options and two regional ones. Maybe one (or more!) fits your needs perfectly. Keep reading to find out! The Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant provides funding to schools, libraries, and other nonprofits all over the nation to help students who have difficulty with reading. We talk a lot about math here, but in case you didn’t know, Math & Movement also has a wide variety of literacy mats! Check them out at mathmadefun.com under Hop into Literacy. The funding is provided to help implement new or expanding existing literacy programs, purchasing new technology or equipment to support…
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Why You Should Attend a Summer Institute This Year!

Why You Should Attend a Summer Institute This Year!

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By Suzy Koontz Do you want more success for your students? Do you want getting to that success to be more fun? Teachers from the National Math Foundation’s 2015 Summer Institute had great things to say about the content and delivery of terrific kinesthetic learning techniques. Here are some of their comments: "Thank you for helping me grow my passion for teaching again! I felt like my time and teaching was in vain sometimes. You gave me something to be excited about again." "I learned so much and made wonderful contacts. Loved the warm atmosphere of the workshop. Thank you so much!" "The Institute was awesome! I can't wait to show the movements, mats, and data to the faculty at my school! I know they will be just as excited…
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Grant Funding Available For Your School!

Grant Funding Available For Your School!

Grants
By Suzy Koontz Are you interested in Math & Movement, but can’t seem to figure out how to fit the materials into your school’s budget? We hope to bring Math & Movement into every school that wants to use it and we are happy to help you secure funding to make it happen! We are constantly looking for grants that fit the goals of Math & Movement. Currently, there is a federal grant that would be a fantastic opportunity for funding Math & Movement materials for your school. The U.S. Department of Education has a national grant, called the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant. PEP provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to improve physical education for K-12 students. Math & Movement would be a…
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Flower Multiplication

Flower Multiplication

Activities
10 students form a circle. Each student holds a different number card with the numbers 1-10 written on them (no repeats of numbers). Another student stands in the middle of the circle and represents the middle of the flower. The students holding the number cards represent the flower petals. The teacher calls out a number that will be used for the entire series. The student in the middle looks at the first number card and multiplies the number that was called out by the number of the card (let's say the number on the card was 3 and the number called out was 5). The student would say the answer, 15, and walk around the student holding the 3 card as if walking around the flower petal. The student will…
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