Movement through Math
Moving Through Math is a research-based approach to primary mathematics written for STEAM education.
It is a curriculum that enhances conceptual knowledge through the integration of movement, social learning, discussion, and reflection. When learning is physically and socially active, children typically grasp concepts more quickly with greater enthusiasm.
Maths usually uses verbal and visual skills; but the addition of movement, music, spatial reasoning, and interpersonal skills takes the lesson from static to dynamic.
Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
STEAM supports an array of valuable lifelong learning skills and we want to allow our children to be engineers, architects, scientists, artists and mathematicians.
Through incorporating aspects of STEAM into lessons and play our children can be encouraged to:
- Show curiosity and a ‘can do’ attitude
- Seek challenge and enjoy meeting challenges
- Think of ideas and find new ways of doing things
- Solve problems
- Make links, predictions, estimates and hypothesise
- Notice patterns
- Test their ideas
- Plan and make decisions about how to approach a task
- Be able to change strategy and review their approach
- Communicate, collaborate and make compromises
Innovation, creativity, research, dynamic lessons and much fun!
Development of computational thinking, ability to observe abstraction, problem solving. Acquiring skills in a wide range of applications. Programming elements. Digital literacy: promoting the safe and responsible use of technology in life and society.
Development of critical thinking, ethics and decision-making.