Maths on the Move

Developed by teachers for teachers, Maths on the Move (MOTM) is a unique and innovative programme aligned with the national curriculum. Using physically active learning, MOTM enhances children’s confidence and attainment in maths.

Suitable for all abilities, the programme can be tailored to suit pupils’ individual requirements.

Use MOTM as an intervention programme to support lower achieving children or extend the learning of those who are gifted and talented. The results show that, whatever the pupil’s pre programme confidence level, it is boosted post programme. 

MOTM is a sustainable and effective use of the PE and Sport Premium. By embedding physical activity into the school day, the programme raises the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

Experienced educators deliver MOTM and learning materials are provided. An online portal and regular pupil reports enable progress to be continually tracked and monitored, essential for justifying premium spend to Ofsted.

MOTM Number Trails 
To get a taste of the sort of activities we use in MOTM sessions, download a number trail to try with your class. Just select the year groups you require below.

How do we know it works?


Impact report

Every year we measure the impact of MOTM on pupils.

6,132 children took part in MOTM during the 2020-2021 academic year.




Read the full impact report here 


Leeds Beckett University independent evaluation

A six-week study conducted by academics from Leeds Beckett University has concluded that the MOTM programme both improves maths attainment and increases physical activity levels. 


Read the full study here 

COVID-19 Protocol



We continually review our practices to make sure MOTM is safe and adheres to the latest government guidelines. 


What changes have we made? 

  • Resources required for each lesson are reduced to only those that are essential.
  • Sessions can take place outside where possible, and weather permitting!
  • Each child will also be given a personal whiteboard and pen in order to limit the sharing of resources (and the debates over who gets to write).
  • The MOTM platform has been reviewed and revised to allow educators to continue to provide reports and feedback to teachers on the children who take part.
  • We’re communicating with schools to discuss timetables and create risk assessments which are specific to your setting and in line with your policies.


School: Nonsuch Primary School

Problem: A lack of tailored programmes to suit both the more gifted and underachieving pupils at the school.

Objective: The school wanted to challenge their gifted and talented pupils in a different way while developing a mathematics intervention programme that would support their lower achieving children.

Solution: Maths on the Move helped improve levels of attainment amongst children, giving them an understanding of a wide variety of mathematical techniques and methods (such as fractions, percentages and multiplication tables) and making maths more accessible by delivering it through sport and activity.

The programme also had a positive impact on the children’s state of mind, with all participants reporting that their confidence levels in maths had improved as a result of the programme.

As well as Maths on the Move provision, Aspire offered lunchtime support to increase the amount of competitive opportunities for the children and helped increase participation through their out of hours learning provision.



You need to be sure that you’re making the right decision when introducing new programmes into your school curriculum. That’s why we offer free trials to help you be sure that MOTM will suit your needs.


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