Maths Through Movement

Maths Through Movement is a series of lessons and activities that integrate the Maths syllabus with the Dance syllabus.

Teachers are often searching for ways to better engage students in subjects like Mathematics, which can sometimes be seen by students as boring or difficult. Delivering maths outcomes through movement is one way to make maths fun and exciting; encouraging students to be more active as well as engaging their whole body in the learning. Maths Through Movement also allows students to explore and solve mathematical problems creatively.

Maths Through Movement explores the following learning areas:

  • Number & Place Value
  • Patterns & Algebra
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Using Units of Measurement
  • Shape
  • Location & Transformation
  • Chance
  • Data Representation & Interpretation

Maths Through Movement lessons enrich each student’s understanding of maths concepts via multisensory, whole body learning.

They also give students an opportunity to make artistic, creative decisions with dance vocabulary and embodiment of mathematical ideas.

Maths Through Movement is suitable for students from Kindy right through to Year 12.

Workshops for teachers:

We can provide high quality professional learning for teachers and support staff so they can expand their skills and increase the effectiveness of their professional teaching practise.

Participants are given practical ways to deliver movement based maths lessons for their own class. We aim to give generalist teachers the confidence to introduce movement into their teaching practise, even if they have no prior dance experience.

Participants receive a resource kit with sample activities as well as assessment guides and ideas for further exploration.

 

The Maths Through Movement program has been developed in partnership with our friends at Ausdance WA.

Lesson plans for Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 are available to purchase from the Ausdance WA website

Please get in touch if you would like more information on the Maths Through Movement program.

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“We LOVE your lessons and I have implemented them into our Maths program.”

- Theresa Wells, Year 2 Teacher, St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School.