Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.
CONTEXT AND NEEDS
In the European education system, tackling STEM subjects has shown to be problematic – according to the OECD’s PISA survey (2018), 22.9% of 15-year-olds underperform in mathematics and 22.3% underperform in science. Alternative approaches to teaching mathematics and science are therefore required to increase pupils’ motivation and engagement, and to combat rampant mathphobia in school-aged children.
The Math&Move project aims to raise interest in math among primary school pupils and learners presenting Specific Learning Disoders (SLD) by linking abstract mathematical content to concrete reality via movement and storytelling methods.
This layered approach will provide innovative and personalised learning support in order to promote interest and excellence in STEM, tackle learning disadvantage and facilitate inclusion of vulnerable groups most commonly affected by math underachievement – those with learning disorders and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Research booklet on the advantages of movement and storytelling for learning math
Pedagogical framework on the use of movement and storytelling for learning math
Math lessons involving movement with practice sheets and videos
Math&Move Story E-books
(France, Beaumont de Lomagne)
Savremena primary school
Arsakeio Primary School of Patras
The Math&Move project is co-financed by the ERASMUS+ program of the European Union, and will be implemented from October 2022 to October 2024. This website and the project content reflects the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
(Project code: 2022-1-FR01-KA220-SCH-000090086)