Maths on the Move

Enhancing children’s confidence and achievement in maths.

Maths on the Move is developed by teachers for teachers. It is a unique and innovative programme that uses the concept of physically active learning to enhance children’s confidence and attainment in maths.

The programme covers all learning outcomes of the maths curriculum for KS1 and KS2, is suitable for all abilities and can be tailored to suit the individual requirements of your school.

How schools use Maths on the Move

Maths on the Move offers an alternative learning environment and is used by Primary and Secondary
schools in a variety of ways:

  • SATS booster
  • Group interventions
  • Gifted and talented sessions
  • Curriculum enrichment
  • School holiday activities
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On average pupils improved their confidence in maths by

as a result of taking part in Maths on the Move

Based on pre and post survey questions from our 2020/21 annual results of 6,132 children.

Tracking your pupils progress

The impact of Maths on the Move is constantly measured and shared via an online platform and regular reports. This gives you invaluable data to justify your spend and provide key evidence to Ofsted.

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How your school can budget for Maths on the Move

You can access funding from several streams to help engage your pupils in Maths on the Move:

  • PE and School Sport Premium – addresses key indicators and raises the profile of PE
    and sports across the school, as a tool for whole-school improvement.
  • Pupil Premium – raise the confidence and attainment of your pupils and ‘close the gap’
  • Maths budget – introduce innovative methods and help your pupils achieve national
    standards in maths

Why Maths on the Move works

Cognitive performance

Recent academic research proves that physical activity facilitates brain function through an increase in concentration, accuracy and efficiency – all of which are key components for attaining/success in maths.

Environment for learning

Maths on the Move allows your children to view maths in a different way. The confidence gained through understanding maths in a physically active context pays dividends in the classroom.

Engagement and retention

Children are actively involved in each MOTM lesson – increasing the chance of retaining the knowledge gained and boosting engagement through memorable learning experiences.

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