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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. In Math in Your Feet students choreograph their own percussive patterns learning and using mathematics at the same time. READ MORE
Tales of Malke's adventures at Twitter Math Camp 2014 (presenting to and learning from the math teachers) can be found in a series of blog posts.
What is the role of embodied mathematics in our classrooms? READ MORE
Three ways to bring Math in Your Feet to your area
Check out Malke's NEW WEBSITE which includes three new professional learning workshops, including an option to support you in creating your own math and movement/dance activities!
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. READ MORE
TEACHING MATH & DANCE AT THE SAME TIME
"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
IDENTIFYING SUCCESS IN A MOVING CLASSROOM
"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
"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