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Even More Grant Opportunities Available For Your School!

Even More Grant Opportunities Available For Your School!

Opportunities
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!

Opportunities
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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Easter Bunny Hop

Easter Bunny Hop

Activities
The teacher preps for the activity by placing plastic Easter eggs around the perimeter of the room. The class forms a line and, in a train, the class hops around the perimeter of the room like bunnies while counting by 2, hopping over eggs. Then the class counts by 3, then by 4, then by 5, then by 6, then by 7, then by 8, and, finally, by 9.
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Greater Rochester Health Foundation Highlights Math & Movement

Greater Rochester Health Foundation Highlights Math & Movement

News
Math & Movement is rapidly shifting lives all across the country. While we often focus on the academic gains that the program provides, that’s just part of the story. Today we are celebrating how Math & Movement provides huge leaps in health and wellness for students and teachers. It has such clear health benefits that a local New York health foundation, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, created a video to tell area schools about Math & Movement. Math & Movement gets kids and teachers moving…and laughing. It increases physical strength and flexibility and adds cardio-based exercise to participants’ regular schedules. The combination of movement, stretching, and laughter make a potent wellness combination. Together, they increase cardiovascular health and flexibility while decreasing stress levels. To showcase their support of the wellness…
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FREE Saturday Morning Workshops

FREE Saturday Morning Workshops

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Join Suzy Koontz in Ithaca, NY for FREE Saturday Morning Workshops at the Math & Movement Learning Center! Math & Movement founder, Suzy Koontz, will be holding seven free workshops on Saturdays in Spring 2016, beginning February 20. The workshops will be held at the Math & Movement Learning Center in the Dewitt Mall Suites in Ithaca, New York. **If you are interested in having a workshop in your area, please email us and we will try to accommodate!** In this workshop, you will learn: Why exercise increases learning. How to use Math & Movement to help students meet the Common Core State Standards and increase test scores. Easy-to-apply and powerful techniques for extra math practice and brain breaks. How to train your students to develop their own Math &…
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