[Numeracy 792] Re: Math Dance
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Wed Mar 16 13:38:30 EDT 2011
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Wow! Math dance probably works really well for some students. I think
there are similar ideas in the Waldorf approach to teaching math,
although I have not studied this enough to give examples.
I know I would have trouble getting my students to participate in this
kind of thing at this point; I struggled to convince them to try out
manipulatives, which they do use more or less as a matter of course
now. However, this is a whole new level of risk! I'm curious to see
Thanks for this fascinating discussion!
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On 10/03/2011, at 2:32 PM, Kate Nonesuch wrote:
> I recently came across some "whole-body math and movement
> activities" and I wonder if anyone has tried them with adults, or
> with kids.
> The book is Math Dance by Schaffer, Stern and Kim (2001)
> THere is a little news story and video clip at http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2008/0503-do_the_math_dance.htm
> Anybody have any knowledge or experience with this kind of thing?
> Kate Nonesuch
> Victoria, BC
> kate.nonesuch at viu.ca
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