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Math Is Easy When You Follow The Numbers!

Math & Movement strives to make math fun and easy for students and empower teachers with strategies and materials for kinesthetic learning. Across America, 200 schools and 1,266,800 students in grades K-8 have gained confidence in math and literacy using our floor mats and activities.

As part of our method, teachers are encouraged to collect student data on how Math & Movement impacts their classrooms. This data is tangible proof of Math & Movement’s enormous positive impact on learning at all grade levels. Check out some of our success stories below!

Pre-K - 2nd Grade Student Data

These graphs show how active learning techniques improved math, literacy and numeracy skills in pre-kindergarten students. (2017)

 

Pre-K Counting GraphPre-K Numeral Recognition GraphPre-K Sound Recognition GraphPre-K Letter Recognition GraphPre-K Color Recognition GraphPre-K Word Recognition GraphPre-K Color Word Recognition Graph

When Gregg Elementary’s 1st grade students tried Math & Movement activities in 2014, 98% of students were proficient in addition and 95% were proficient in subtraction by the end of the school year. Their scores and those of their peers were the highest in their school district!

Here’s some data from a group of 1st grade students who learned skip counting kinesthetically!

 

Graph: Number of Students Who Learned Skip Counting

A teacher used a Skip Counting by 3’s mat with her 2nd grade students. All of the students took turns hopping on the mat, completed worksheets with partners, and counted by 3’s together. After three days of these activities, more students were able to complete their post tests, and every student’s final test score increased. (2016)

Does Kinesthetic Learning Really Work?

In a Math & Movement Intervention study at a Title 1 school, 3rd graders were given a Universal Screening Math test. 5 students in need of math intervention  met with a Math & Movement Interventionist every day for 30 minutes over 7 weeks for kinesthetic math learning sessions. At the end of the study, the group’s test scores for mixed multiplication facts increased by 213%!

3rd Grade - 5th Grade Student Data

In 2015, 3rd grade students at JD George Elementary School participated in a Math & Movement Symposium. Teachers guided their classrooms through four sessions of kinesthetic learning games and activities. After only two days of practice, students’ post-test scores increased 56% from their pre-test scores.

4th grade students at McConnell Elementary school practiced kinesthetic math movements for 10 minutes a day over a three-week period. At the end of this period, every student had increased their post-test score and was able to solve more math problems multiplying by 8’s. (2011)

These graphs show how Math & Movement makes a difference. 5th graders who participated in our mixed multiplication intervention program improved their practice test scores by 127% over 6 weeks! (2016)

 

Graph: Grade 5 Control GroupGraph: Grade 5 Intervention Group

Symposium Data​

Math & Movement Symposiums offer teachers a chance to try kinesthetic learning strategies in their classrooms and collect data. Here’s what they found!