Active Maths uses PE and physical activity to raise achievement in maths. It helps to support progress and attainment across the whole school, and raises aspirations to narrow the learning gap.
The benefits of active learning in the classroom are widely acknowledged in a variety of areas of the curriculum. Not only does it allow core curriculum subjects such as maths to be taught in a fun and engaging way, but increases physical activity in children when meeting recommended standards is challenging.
Have a look at Year 5 enjoying some Active Maths sessions...
Square and Cube numbers
This week, children took part in evasion games. When they were caught, they had to answer a square or cube number problem.
This week in Active Maths we completed a number run activity. We had to solve two step problems, where the answer led us to the next question card.
This week in Active Maths we applied our learning about mental methods of solving calculations.
This week in Active Maths we completed a relay, solved and ordered the answers.
Ordering positive and negative numbers