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Percussive dance is the platform for a robust choreographic inquiry into mathematical thinking, practices and topics for elementary students and their teachers.
Read more about the development of Math in Your Feet, including the process of integrating math and percussive dance.
NEW ARTICLE! Making Math and Making Dance: A Closer Look at Integration. Read it now!
READ ABOUT the NEW EDUCATOR PROJECT
MATH! DANCE! LIVE TV! See Math in Your Feet, live on WTIU's awesome show for kids The Friday Zone!
NEW QUESTIONS: Read what happened when a math education professor experienced Math in Your Feet first-hand. His story | My story
FEATURED! In an American Mathematical Society blog post on math and dance.
Teachers Can Too!
Teachers can learn to teach Math in Your Feet! Using an original educational tool that breaks down percussive dance into its elements, teachers explore movement- and rhythm-based lessons that help strengthen their students' understanding of mathematical thinking, practices and topics.
"Malke is an amazing presenter. She utilizes her incredible dance background and combines it with math movements and vocabulary. My elementary teachers thoroughly enjoyed her workshop. One week after [our training], blue squares are marked and students are having a great time [with] Math In Your Feet." -Elementary Principal
"Malke was phenomenal. I’m very excited to take this workshop and use it in my classroom." -Elementary Teacher
"Malke did a wonderful job combining concepts, math vocabulary, and practical ideas for using it in the classroom." - Elementary Teacher
"The three hours flew by." - Elementary Teacher
"I wanted to let you know that Math in Your Feet is in full force in the fifth grade at Weston. The kids LOVE it!!! Thank you so much for introducing this to us." - Elementary Teacher
"My experience in this program will be a very large memory in my life."- 5th Grader
"MIYF really helped me with geometry. I understand all the flips and turns as well as symmetry so much better." - 5th Grader
“I like all the things you taught us when we were in there, but what I like best was that you were allways (sic) excited with what we had did in our patterns. I am happy we learned this and thank you.” - 4th Grader
"I didn't like math, and I still don't, but I might like it more." - 5th Grader
"My class and I absolutely loved the residency. The students and I learned so much about math and dance...I appreciated her manner with the students as well as her deep thinking about making real connections to math." - 4th Grade Teacher
"For me as a teacher, one of the most valuable aspects of this program was watching the children learn in a completely different approach." - 4th Grade Teacher"
[All my] students were able to grasp so many different math concepts and a large variety of math vocabulary, while dancing, in a very short amount of time."- 4th Grade Teacher
"Everyone with kids or interested in progressive education should check out Malke's blog and work. It is absolutely inspired and inspiring re: the young mind and math." -Sam Bartlett, Musician, Artist, Author,Stuntologist
"Your programming is incredible.You have such a gift for engaging students and creating space for them to gain confidence in their own creative choices." -Education Director, The Carnegie Center for the Arts, Covington, KY
"As an artist, educator, writer and editor Malke combines a deep and flexible intelligence with tremendous competence and a very rare and enthusiastically collaborative spirit... Malke has had a remarkable and profoundly positive impact on TAJ, the journal of record for the teaching artist field. I count myself very lucky to have her as a close colleague. Malke's ability to combine great inventiveness and initiative with a genuine openness to critique and revision, is an inspiration to me. She is both an experienced and multi-talented educator and artist and an emerging leader in our field." - Nick Jaffe, Chief Editor, Teaching Artist Journal
How I Teach Math & Dance at the Same Time
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