Active Learning for Mathematics
As teachers and leaders, we need to look at ways we can increase and embed creative opportunities for learning. Tagtiv8 Physically Active Learning (PAL) approaches help you to see unique and innovative ways to combine Mathematics and Physical Activity. Our games and ideas help unlock the potential of the PE hall and outdoor environment for learning core skills, while also developing levels of fitness in our children.
Studies show that children who are physically fit are better at absorbing and retaining new information. Our approach not only provides an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning, but promotes physical activity – crucial when we all face the increasing problem of sedentary lifestyles.
An Activity Day with Tagtiv8 is an ideal way to see how active learning approaches can benefit the learners and staff at your school.
Tagtiv8 Activity Days are flexible so that they can fit around your school day and the needs of your learners.
Tagtiv8 will work with you during the lead up, helping to select the groups and activities based on your needs and objectives. Sessions are prepared and delivered by qualified Tagtiv8 teachers, based on the needs of your staff and learners.
What does a Tagtiv8 Activity Day include?
An assembly to launch the day or a celebration at the end of the day.
Up to 5 sessions in the morning and 4 sessions in the afternoon with selected classes or groups.
Equipment and resources will be supplied.
In-built CPD for teaching and support staff during the sessions.
Staff CPD after school to embed our ideas and games, while developing staff creativity.
During the sessions, all learners will:
feel more confident with mathematical fluency, reasoning & problem solving
Teaching staff can see how Physically Active Learning (PAL) approaches:
impact upon learners
can easily fit into their school improvement plans and your environment/facilities
“He's really excited me with the sport and learning aspect. Thought his enthusiasm was infectious.”
Joanne Green, Deputy Headteacher, St Teresa’s Catholic PS, Nottingham
“We’re big fans of what you are doing.”
Kelsey Brown, White Rose Maths Hub
“With Tagtiv8 Maths, you don’t get a chance to be bored…you don’t tune out.”
Bella (Year 5), Westerton Primary Academy Wakefield
“I really enjoyed it. I wish we could do maths like this every day.”
Amelia (Year 5), Thorpe Primary School Bradford
“Tagtiv8 takes away the fear of Maths.”
Lianne Collins (Year 3 Teacher), Castercliff Primary Academy, Nelson
“I didn’t know he could do that. He’s never written it in his maths book, he’s never shown me in a maths lesson.”
Mark Stephenson, Teacher, Lanchester EP Primary School, DurhamTo book this activity, please contact:
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||29 August 2017|
|Last modified||08 October 2018|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11|
|Running times||A day|
Discount available on Tagtiv8 Active Learning resources.