Lesson Overview

2nd Edition Lesson

Math in Motion


Movement in the classroom is a natural way to increase blood and oxygen flow, which enhances and promotes cognitive development. It also make learned concepts stay with students more effectively. Using this knowledge, and realizing that the concepts of addition and subtraction will lay the groundwork for many years to come in the area of math, this lesson will ask students to physicalize the definitions of and demonstrate their understanding of the concepts.


1-2 Class Sessions

Content Standard
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K. OA.A.1: Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

Arts Standard
DA:Cr2.1.Kb: Express an idea, feeling, or image, through improvised movement moving alone or with a partner.

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