I had heard about the beauty of mathematics, but I never really understood what that meant. Now, I think I'm 'getting it'; not with numbers, but definitely on a visual level. Sue VanHattum from Math Mama Writes posted this video called Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants. When I watched it something just clicked for me.
More pictures of tape in action.
I've got this idea in my head to find as many examples of tape being put on the floor (or wherever) to further a child's learning, or to change an environment to promote exploration of space. Send me yours!
|Heading toward the front left diagonal!|
Always on the look out for a great tune.
Gestures and embodied cognition in mathematics learning.
After reading research findings about this, I've been more aware of how people move their hands while talking, especially when they're trying to describe a procedure or a design. A friend was describing a plaid shirt in her closet; her hands moved across the front of her body horizontally and vertically while she said the word 'plaid'.
Clear the mind.
Find new music and dance to it. Better yet, I'm teaching kids next week! There's nothing like a class of moving fifth graders to keep one in the present moment.
|This is actually an open icosahedron|
Is this useful to me as a dance teacher teaching math? I teach a lot of geometry. I think the kinds of questioning employed that are intended to help move children from level 0 to level 2 might be helpful. Need to look into it more.
Learn how to teach math with Cuisenaire Rods using daughter as guinea pig.