The DRUMTASTIC® Mathematics In Motion curriculum kit contains lesson plans and activities that use the Drums Alive program to enhance and reinforce students’ learning of math. It provides a kinesthetic learning experience together with the power of music, movement, and rhythm to help students comprehend abstract math concepts. This kit contains a manual and supporting teacher resource materials, available in both digital and print form.

Mathematical competence is vital in today's world. Teachers have long had a special responsibility to deliver meaningful and diversified math instruction to accommodate individual learning styles. DRUMTASTIC® MATHEMATICS IN MOTION lessons are student centered and incorporates unique, interesting and fun modalities that are difficult, or impossible, to perform in traditional classroom settings. The exploration lessons provide relevant learning experiences that are engaging and recognize the role of discovery while using concrete materials to represent real world math applications. The instructional model facilitates a safe learning atmosphere where students learn through cooperation and trust and is designed to reinforce math concepts previously taught in the classroom. The instruction methods provide many elements of critical thinking skills which facilitate a deeper understanding by building on and deepening a student’s prior knowledge. By reinforcing a past and present curriculum, students are provided with spiral review experiences that support reasoning processes in multiple settings.

“I love that each kid has a ball, everybody can drum, everyone has a good time, and I kind of trick them because they all think they’re just playing, when in reality, they’re getting their heart rate up and they’re learning math.” ~ C. Cottle, Sego Lily Elementary School

  • KIT SET OPTION A = $147.00

    Allows you online access for one year to the complete e-manual and resource kit, videos, music, assessment tools + teaching assistance tools.

  • KIT SET OPTION B = $207.00 and B Plus = $337.00

    Includes all the components in KIT SET A + DRUMTASTIC®  Mathematics In Motion printed teacher’s manual. Our Kit B Plus contains only the new resource cards that are specific to Mathematics In Motion so that if you previously purchased the DRUMTASTIC Kit C, you would not receive duplicate cards. 

  • KIT SET OPTION C = $397.00

    Includes all the components in KIT SET B + DRUMTASTIC® Mathematics In Motion materials/resource toolkit which has the color-coded cards + tools all organized in a sturdy portable file box—this saves download and printing time and costs.)

Kit B Plus

What makes it different?

Simply put, the Kit B Plus is the best option for customers who have already purchased the DRUMTASTIC kit C and would like to purchase the new printed cards that come with the Mathematics in Motion Kit C. Our Kit B Plus contains only the new resource cards that are specific to Mathematics In Motion so that if you previously purchased the DRUMTASTIC Kit C, you would not receive duplicate cards. 

Kit Options

Save time by ordering the printed teacher's manual and teacher's resource kit, enabling you to quickly implement this fun program! [Kit A for $147 provides on-line access only; Kit B for $207 provides on-line access + printed teacher's manual; Kit B-Plus for $337 provides online access + printed teacher's manual + part of the teacher's resource kit; Kit C for $397 provides online access + printed teacher's manual + the entire teacher's resource kit]

Course curriculum

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    Teacher's Manual
    • Please provide us with your shipping address
    • Table of Contents
    • About the Authors
    • Introduction
    • The Need for Drumtastic Mathematics In Motion
    • Drumtastic Mathematics In Motion
    • Interval Training / Training Cycle
    • Drumtastic Mathematics In Motion Teacher Tips
    • Warm Up and Cool Down
    • Basic Mathematics Drumming Skills
    • Basic Mathematics Drumming Skills - VIDEO ILLUSTRATIONS
    • Teaching Drumtastic Mathematics In Motion
    • Class Design
    • What You Have and How To Use It
    • How To Use The Lesson Plans
    • How To Use the "Create Your Own" Lesson Plan Template
    • Drumtastic Mathematics In Motion Resource Materials
    • Drumtastic Mathematics In Motion Instructional Videos
    • Drumtastic Mathematics In Motion Media Downloads
    • Summary
    • Appendix A - General Teaching Strategies
    • Appendix B - General Safety Guidelines
    • Appendix C - Guidelines For A Safe Cardiovascular Training Program
    • Appendix D - Stretch & Relax
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    Chapter 1: COGNITION / CARDIO INTERVAL CYCLE LESSON PLANS & MATH GAMES
    • Introduction & Background Information on the DRUMTASTIC Mathematics in Motion Interval Cycles (THIS IS FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION)
    • The Basics of DRUMTASTIC Mathematics in Motion Cueing Instructions (THIS IS FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION)
    • DRUMTASTIC Mathematics in Motion Drumming Skills (THIS IS FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION)
    • 1.0 Cognition / Cardio Interval Cycle Lesson Plans & Math Games Summary Table
    • 1.1 LP Introduction
    • 1.2 How To Use the "Unit Introduction Table of Reference"
    • 1.3 LP Table of Contents
    • 1.4 #1 Number Sense Place Value
    • 1.4 #1 Number Sense Place Value VIDEO
    • 1.5 #2 Number Sense Number Value
    • 1.5 #2 Number Sense Number Value VIDEO
    • 1.6 #3 Odd or Even
    • 1.6 #3 Odd or Even - VIDEO
    • 1.7 #4 Prime Or Composite Numbers
    • 1.7 #4 Prime Or Composite Numbers - VIDEO
    • 1.8 #5 Addition
    • 1.8 #5 Addition - VIDEO
    • 1.9 #6 Subtraction
    • 1.9 #6 Subtraction - VIDEO
    • 1.10 #7 Addition & Subtraction
    • 1.11 #8 Skip Counting
    • 1.12 #9 Multiplication
    • 1.12 #9 Multiplication - VIDEO
    • 1.13 #10 Division
    • 1.13 #10 Division Video
    • 1.14 #11 Exponents
    • 1.15 #12 Algebra
    • 1.16 #13 Order of Operations
    • 1.16 #13 Order of Operations - VIDEO
    • 1.17 Time - Please see CHAPTER 2 Discovery Lessons
    • 1.18 #14 Number Patterns
    • 1.19 #15 Create Your Own
    • 1.20 Math Games: #1 Find the Answer
    • 1.21 Math Games: #2 Brain Beats I
    • 1.21 Math Games: #2 Brain Beats I - VIDEO
    • 1.22 Math Games: #3 Brain Beats II
    • 1.22 Math Games: #3 Brain Beats II - VIDEO
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    Chapter 2: Discovery Lessons
    • Introduction to Discovery Lessons
    • 2.0 Discovery Lesson Plans Summary Table
    • 2.1 Discovery Lesson Introduction
    • 2.2 How To Use The "Unit Introduction Table of Reference"
    • 2.3 DL Table of Contents
    • 2.4 #1 Place Value
    • 2.4 #1 Place Value - VIDEO #1
    • 2.4 #1 Place Value - VIDEO #2
    • 2.5 #2 Greater Than, Less Than, Or Equal To
    • 2.5 #2 Greater Than, Less Than, Or Equal To - VIDEO
    • 2.6 #3 Addition (Addends)
    • 2.6 #3 Addition (Addends) Video
    • 2.6 #3 Addition (Addends) - VIDEO
    • 2.7 #4 Division
    • 2.7 #4 Division - VIDEO
    • 2.8 #5 Multiplication Arrays
    • 2.9 #6 Common Multiples
    • 2.9 #6 Common Multiples - VIDEO
    • 2.10 #7 Geometry
    • 2.10 #7 Geometry - VIDEO
    • 2.11 #8 AB Patterns
    • 2.12 #9 Roman Numerals
    • 2.12 #9 Roman Numerals - VIDEO
    • 2.13 #10 Time
    • 2.13 #10 Time - VIDEO
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    Chapter 3: A.B.C. Choreography
    • 3.0 A.B.C. Choreography Lessons Summary Table
    • 3.1 A.B.C Introduction
    • 3.2 How To Use the "Unit Introduction Table of Reference"
    • 3.3 A.B.C. Table of Contents
    • 3.4 #1 Ascending & Descending
    • 3.4 #1 Ascending & Descending - VIDEO
    • 3.5 #2 Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • 3.5 #2 Peanut Butter & Jelly - VIDEO
    • 3.6 #3 Blackberry & Pumpkin Pie
    • 3.6 #3 Blackberry & Pumpkin Pie - VIDEO
    • 3.7 #4 Happy People Keep It Fun
    • 3.7 #4 Happy People Keep It Fun - VIDEO
    • 3.8 #5 Fun Combination with Natasha Speck
    • 3.8 #5 Fun Combination with Natasha Speck - VIDEO
  • 6
    Teaching Assistance Downloads (Optional materials to print)
    • Teaching Assistance Downloads
  • 7
    Media (Videos & Music) List
    • Mathematics in Motion Videos
    • DRUMTASTIC Music
  • 8
    Resource Materials: Drumming Cards List
    • Drumming Cards List
  • 9
    Resource Materials: Activity Cards List
    • Activity Cards List

DRUMTASTIC MATHEMATICS IN MOTION has been successfully implemented into many schools throughout the country and received high praise for how it makes learning enjoyable and productive by helping teachers create an enriched environment through the use of movement, music, and drumming.

Learn how to provide kinesthetic learning opportunities to your students to enhance and reinforce concepts taught in math classes. See how easy it is to increase physical activity of your students in the classroom and the gym!

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