An Angle

Angles ANGLE: An angle is formed by two rays that share the same vertex. A curve is used to show an angle. A Right Angle: is an angle that forms a square corner. The performers’ left leg (the downstage leg) is making a right angle.  Assignment: Please circle the right angles made by dancers in…

Triangles

This is the school year to think of your kinesthetic learners! Triangles Triangles are polygons with three sides.  They are unique.  The sides go together in only one way.  This is not true of other polygons. Parts of a Triangle Any side of a triangle can be called the base.  The line segment that starts…

Movement Helps Learning

What a fun concept!  I can dance to learn about shapes moving in space.  I can measure them and remember them!  The formulas become easy for me as I memorize the movements! Give me a call if you’d like to have a 1 day workshop for your students to learn test taking strategies through MOVEMENT!!!…

Movement is the KEY.

“In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.” Angela Hanscom

PCMS

This is a photo of the 4th grade class creating a Hexagon Tesselation in Moving to Math.

Moving to Math THANK YOUs

This is the month of push for the Moving to Math classes. We’ve worked all year to unlock the minds of our students and help them see the box, measure it, crawl around it, jump in & out of it and transform it into a tool for their personal artistry.  We’ll be reviewing and preparing…

Arts Integration Captivates Students

The Kennedy Center’s Arts Edge cites, “While the concept of arts integration is not new, there is an increased interest and a growing number of programs and schools focusing on arts integration. Why are educators showing this interest? There are two predominant reasons: 1. Arts integration practices are aligned with how students learn. 2. Arts…

Fabulous NEW Venture!

I am getting so excited about the MOVING TO MATH program for this year.  There are only a few months until my workbook will be completed with new photographs.  As I’m planning for the photo-shoot – I brainstormed about WHO will be photographed.  There are some great ideas about this for sure because I know…

Recapping the Summer

This Summer offered a variety of stamina building and endurance training.  While the heat was a bummer to most Ohioans…the dancers can stretch farther and train better in the heat.  This was something I looked forward to each day. MOVING TO MATH WORKBOOK DRAFTED: In the beginning of the summer I met up with Lighthouse…

Lighthouse at Belden

Setting the stage for learning Moving to Math today at Belden Elementary School. Amazing opportunity to work with young people this summer through Lighthouse Ministries.  Lesson one includes getting the students used to thinking about Geometry as they dance.