What is Maths on The Move..?
Developed by teachers for teachers, Maths on the Move (MOTM) is a unique and innovative programme aligned with the national curriculum. Using physically active learning, MOTM enhances children’s confidence and attainment in maths.
Suitable for all abilities, the programme can be tailored to suit pupils’ individual requirements.
Use MOTM as an intervention programme to support lower achieving children or extend the learning of those who are gifted and talented. The results show that, whatever the pupil’s pre programme confidence level, it is boosted post programme.
MOTM is a sustainable and effective use of the PE and Sport Premium. By embedding physical activity into the school day, the programme raises the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
Experienced educators deliver MOTM and learning materials are provided. An online portal and regular pupil reports enable progress to be continually tracked and monitored, essential for justifying premium spend to Ofsted.
"MOTM is a sustainable and effective use of the PE and Sport Premium"
To get a taste of the sort of activities we use in MOTM sessions, download our MOTM - BINGO and use it with your class.
We know that learning is most effective when children are having fun.
But when we think of SATs prep, fun isn’t exactly what springs to mind.
We’ve created a FREE Maths on the Move SATs revision resource.
How does a game of bingo with a twist sound?
Here’s how to play:
Download and print the question and answer cards.
Hand out the answer cards to your pupils, you could do team or individual bingo.
Place the question cards around the hall, playground or field.
And then it’s a race to get a complete line, two lines, and finally a full house!
The questions in the resource are developed by assessment experts, taken from every KS2 programme of study. Just like SATs.
Research proves that physically active learning enhances brain function, improves focus, facilitates understanding, increases confidence and reduces anxiety. All of which are key for pupils facing SATs.
Whether it be the school hall, playground or field, this Maths on the Move SATs revision resource is a chance to switch up the learning environment, get children active, promote positive maths discussion, and boost understanding.
MOTM Number Trails
To get a taste of the sort of activities we use in MOTM sessions, download a number trail to try with your class. Just select the year groups you require below.
DOES MOTM REALLY WORK..?
A six-week study conducted by academics from Leeds Beckett University has concluded that the MOTM programme both improves maths attainment and increases physical activity levels.
We need to get pupils excited about maths. And this means we need to make it fun. Combining maths and movement is one way you can do just that.
Our FREE Maths on the Move resource designed for Maths Week England uses physically active learning to engage children and make concepts easier to understand.
We know it works because numerous studies prove physically active learning enhances brain function, improves focus, facilitates understanding, increases confidence and reduces anxiety. Plus, we continually measure the impact of our MOTM programme, with our 2021-2022 report revealing:
95% of children taking part in MOTM showed a total increase from pre to post lesson scores
78.5% of children reported improved confidence in maths as a result of taking part in MOTM
Using the free downloadable resource, you can get children up out of their chairs, away from their desks and excited about maths.
The resource is designed by teachers, in line with the national curriculum and tailored to Years 1 – 6.
Pupils need to answer maths questions covering key concepts, run to locate their answers on an activity card, and jot down the corresponding letter to break the code!
All you need to do is print out the activity cards, cut them up, spread them around the hall, playground or field, and give each child or team a challenge sheet.
Not only will the challenge make for a memorable Maths Week, it’ll also help inspire a joy of maths in children.
And an added bonus is that it contributes to the 60 minutes of daily physical activity recommended for children.
Plus, the activity cards can be used again and again to create new challenges.
To download your free resource, complete the contact form at the bottom of this page!
Let’s work together to make maths fun and accessible so that every child can develop and find joy in this essential skill that improves life chances and makes the everyday that bit easier.