Author name: Math&Move Project

The existence of a ‘single’ intelligence or several types, where does the truth lie?

Unchanged for a long time, the notion of intelligence was confined to the IQ (intelligence quotient) test alone. This test, developed at the beginning of the 20th century, has served as a barometer for evaluating a person’s cognitive skills. Based on a score scale from 0 to 200, a ranking can be one of the …

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Poor coordination? No problem: 5 helpful tips for ensuring all pupils can participate in movement-based activities

‘Learning by moving’ is not a new concept, but only very recently has a plethora of promising research on the subject been used to motivate teachers and parents to use this technique to improve the academic performance and engagement of children. Otherwise known as ‘kinaesthetic learning’, this technique mixes visual and auditory elements with movement, …

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STEAM – SHTEAM

STEAM is a modern approach to knowledge, an interdisciplinary educational proposal that incorporates as its basic components Science(S), Technology(T), Engineering(E), Art(A) and Mathematics(M). The general idea of the modern concept of STEAM has its roots in pre-Socratic philosophical thought, where knowledge was not confined to fields, but it was a consequence of these sectors through …

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Interactive teaching of mathematics in younger grades of primary school

Interactive teaching is a modern teaching system that strives to overcome the passivity of students and the absence of interaction in traditional teaching.  The concept of interactive teaching implies a model according to which a certain topic or task is mastered through interaction between the participants of the lesson and through the process of interactive …

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Math + Movement + Storytelling = Happier teachers and pupils? 

For several decades, education research has been directed towards finding innovative and inclusive methods to make math learning more effective and fulfilling for a wide scope of pupils. Namely, experts are in agreement that the use of pupil-centred techniques for transmitting knowledge can succeed in instilling a love of learning numbers and math operations in …

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Technology at our disposal

No one can dispute the importance of traditional teaching methods. But in an age where everything is changing at a rapid pace and technology is becoming a valuable tool in everyone’s hands, educators have no choice but to adapt. By combining traditional teaching methods with technology, they can significantly influence the achievements of their students. …

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Motor skills, movement and mathematics

Learning elementary math concepts while engaging the whole body through physical movement can improve children’s math performance (Beck et al., 2016). At the present time, opportunities for updating and improving the quality of school-age education are being actively explored. At this age, the formation of elementary mathematical concepts should be organized in such a way …

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Math&Move: Moving to the beat of numbers!

Mathematics and STEM education in general hold the unfortunate reputation of being the ‘boogeyman’ of subjects for school-aged children. This phenomenon in education research has been labeled ‘math phobia’, manifesting as anxiety and fear that interferes with children’s math performance. The issue has been highlighted in findings from international student surveys such as the OECD’s …

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