It's my new favorite phrase.
I made it up, I think.
Are you? Is anyone you know? If so, how?
Also, notice I didn't say 'artistic' at any point (until now when I wanted to make sure you knew I mean creative does not always equal artistic...)
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I'm starting to get excited! There are many things to look forward to including (but not limited to):
- the possibility of meeting Keith Devlin, NPR's Math Guy
- the possibility of meeting Scott Kim (one of the MathDance guys)
- the possibility of meeting other really interesting people, still to be discovered but no less exciting
- the sheer volume of workshops on interesting arts connections to teaching math
- a chance to share my own work, and to give teachers some concrete experience with integrating percussive dance and elementary mathematics as well as tools and lesson plans that they can take right back to their classrooms after the conference is over! And all in 90 minutes.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
|LuAnne's dance board. I am completely covetous.|
Being the wonderful multi-talented artist that she is, she decorated it. Now the board is magically practical.
My own board is not nearly as beautiful as LuAnne's.
In Math in Your Feet, children do their dancing and creative work inside taped 2'x2' squares that creates a similar dance space to the dance board that I use. These boards are sometimes called step-a-tunes.
Here is LuAnne's recent ode to said dance board which I think perfectly celebrates this seemingly limited, yet completely freeing, dance space of the step-a-tune. Enjoy!