There are five pillars of the Moving Through Math program, with each pillar developing specific mathematical habits of mind. For example, music helps students understand pattern and structure, the building blocks of mathematics. Drama invites students to practice speaking and listening as they enact mathematical situations. And creative movement develops the spatial reasoning needed to master geometry. These teaching strategies move students beyond rote memorization to develop conceptual thinking in mathematics.
Moving Through Math offers a complete mathematics curriculum in Pre-K and Kindergarten. Teaching conceptually in the early years lays a foundation of mathematical thinking that lasts a lifetime. The MTM Pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum is language based and specifically develops analysis, creativity, collaboration, and executive function skills.
For grades 1-5 Moving Through Math offers supplemental math lessons that target key math concepts such as place value, skip counting, and multiplication. MTM is fully aligned with NCTM Process Standards and Common Core Math Standards and Practices.