Are you looking for ways to engage your students? Check out some of our kinesthetic research-based studies to learn new and innovative instructional strategies! Many schools are starting to use movement-based learning in their classroom, learn the benefits and the reasons why.
Our Student Centered Approach; Tackling Poverty and Promoting Equity Since 2008
All of the Math and Movement programs use a student centered approach. This approach proves that Math and Movement helps all students. It also helps to create equity in the classroom. In one study, 3rd graders took a Math test that focused on mixed multiplication facts. Based off the test results, a research team chose the five students who needed the most help with Math. These five students did not receive additional Math services from another teacher or special education program. After that, the students met with Math & Movement daily for 30 minutes over a 7-week time frame for 26 total sessions. By the end of the study, there was only a 35% increase for the Control Group. The control group had no Math & Movement lessons. For the group who met with Math and Movement there was a 213% increase.
Our programs positively impact all students. During a symposium a teacher identified one second grade student who they said struggled in Math. When he did Math and Movement, focused closely on solving multiplication problems. The entire time, he worked independently with great focus and determination with no support from his teacher. According to his teacher, he asks for breaks during class often because he wants to move around. The way he was so focused on learning through Math and Movement was like night and day. Before the symposium he could hardly focus and was often distracted during class.
The Proof Is in the Numbers; We Create an Interactive Classroom… with Results
Math & Movement approaches education through individual learning styles. We focus on sensory, auditory or kinesthetic learning styles. Math and Movement is age appropriate at every level and can closely align with any curriculum. That way, when students learn through Math & Movement’s tools, like floor mats and unique exercises, they are on track with the curriculum. This is especially crucial for at-risk students, because many of them are sensory learners. These traditional classroom methods leave many students out. Math & Movement’s learning style includes all students in the learning process.