Teaching math through percussive dance

September 12, 2014

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Malke Rosenfeld uses percussive dance to teach math to her elementary students. The program is called Math in Your Feet. Through learning dance patterns, students also pick up on math concepts such as “congruence, symmetry, transformation, angles and degrees, attributes, pattern recognition, symbols, and mapping on a coordinate grid.” Rosenfeld explains in the video below.

Too bad it’s not learning dance through math. I could’ve used some carefully drawn diagrams to get through the awkward dance portion of physical education.