Most children respond well to movement  ,Between the ages of three and six children develop fundamental movement skills which are the building blocks that enable them to progress and develop a full range of skills 

research confirms that we learn better  by movement and this is how I  taught math and had great success.   When my son was in school  the teachers reported that he did not understand math concepts and they suspected he had dyscalculia . Through movement he mastered the math concepts and learnt to love math !

I started a home program where we jumped  and counted  .  Jumping up the stairs  and counting to 10 , jumping on the trampoline and counting , hitting a ball and counting to 10 .   

Jumping up the stairs and jumping
Jumping and counting

We learnt addition through jumping

We also created some fun ways to add to the learning like a 100 square with velcro where the odd/even numbers are in different colours.

100 square /odd & even numbers

And adding +1 /-1 and +10/-10

What is 38 +1 /38-1/38+10/38-10

We learnt to tell the time through movement .

The long sock represents minutes /short sock the hour

We learnt about angles through movement .

Right Angle

We learnt coordinates in a fun way where we would jump to the points I requested.


We also liked using the Numicon and Dienes blocks.

  • Dienz Blocks  (great resource to understand place value)
  • As stated by Harry Wachs in his book Visual/Spatial Portals to thinking, feeling and movement “These blocks are useful for developing numerical literacy and can help the child develop the visual infrastruction for mathematical thought”. (Visual/Spatial Portals to Thinking,Feeling and Movement page 426) .

Numicon :An apparatus which I found very useful was the Numicon . A proven approach in teaching math in the primary national curriculum . It develops fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall. 


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