The Math & Movement Training Manual
Do your students have so much energy that it’s hard for them to sit still? Children are naturally active learners, using their bodies along with their minds to practice and acquire new skills. Math & Movement is a supplemental program that harnesses children’s natural desire to move and gives them more opportunities to practice math skills until mastery is achieved.
Math & Movement is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math that incorporates physical exercise, stretching, and cross-body movements. This manual includes over 250 movements for the six Math & Movement categories: Active Math-Whisper/Loud, Active Math-Skip Counting, Sit-Down Math, Tapping at the Table, Hallway Math, and Math n’ Yoga.
Over 85 activities for the Math & Movement floor mats and banners are included as well as techniques using Math & Movement to recharge your students during a mental break or transition times.
The magic of the Math & Movement program is that children become so engaged, they forget they are practicing math! Math & Movement strengthens numeracy and literacy and energizes students and teachers. This program fits into transition times, allows children to exceed state standards, integrates core subjects, and offers children the opportunity to love learning math. Math & Movement is appropriate for pre-K through fifth grade or any student lacking math confidence.
Click here for a free download of the introduction and chapter 1!
The book is organized into the following ten sections:
- The Benefits of Math & Movement
- Active Math—Whisper/Loud Movements
- Active Math—Skip Counting Movements
- Sit-Down Math
- Tapping at the Table
- Math ‘n Yoga
- Suggested Activities for the Math & Movement Floor Mats and Banners
- Implementing Math & Movement into the Day
- Extensions of the Math & Movement program
The training manual focuses on math educators in the early grades.
Author: Suzy Koontz
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 11″
- I think these activities will make a positive change in attitude and increase confidence within my classroom. I will use several if not all skip counting activities to help with multiplication instruction.
- This presentation gave me great ideas that I can use right away in my classroom. I am amazed at how fun and easy math can be.
- This exceeded my expectations. I benefited from developing an awareness of how body muscle movement is important to the brain’s cognitive understanding of knowledge.
- This workshop really opened my eyes to how much I make my students sit. I learned great ideas for transitions! This workshop is excellent!
- This was great! I feel as though I can use everything discussed today on a daily basis in my classroom. I learned how to introduce algebra to 4th graders without scaring them.