- About Us
MOVE IT Math™ is about how to teach basic math (1) effectively (2) the first time (3) to all children. It is based on five mathematical “keys” or essentials for understanding and lasting success. It supplements ALL elementary school math programs and empowers those students in need of remediation and accelerates those ready for enrichment. It is thus a vital resource for parents, guardians, tutors — anyone helping children with their math — as well as elementary school aids and teachers. The question that guides the pedagogy for the keys is this: What is the most effective way to communicate to a child? The answer is to become one. In MOVE IT Math™, the insistence is on students being smart, not teachers. Students don’t need convincing that teachers are smart. They know they are. Many, though, don’t know or believe that they, too, are smart. Through questions, not answers, teachers guide students to come up with answers on their own. When students do this, they are the smart ones and it is their math. They “own” it and thus remember it better and make more use of it. When teachers give them the answers, they are the smart ones and it is their math. Counting cow legs at ‘Rithmetic in Residence provides an example of teaching with questions instead of answers.