What is Dance Equations?
Dance Equations is a math dance program that helps educators teach math to all grade levels in a new way. The program goes beyond clapping, rudimentary motor skills, simple patterning and basic mathematical concepts. It demonstrates more complicated theories and enhances students’ creative abilities.
Dance Equations is designed to make math fun and get kids dancing!
You don’t need any formal dance training to use our lessons. Through Dance Equations, you will learn how to guide students through their own math dance discoveries. This is what makes Dance Equations distinct from other programs.
Through Dance Equations you will discover:
⦁ cross-curricular linkages to further enhance what you already know;
⦁ new ways to integrate mathematics with other subject areas,
⦁ many tools to engage ESL students and children with learning disabilities;
⦁ new methods to energize and motivate your students; and,
⦁ another way to enhance your drama and dance curriculum.
CREATOR OF DANCE EQUATIONS – Author, Educator, Speaker, Choreographer, Dancer.
Miranda Abbott is the creator of Dance Equations, a program that demonstrates how to teach mathematics through dance. After 15 years of teaching children various subjects through dance, Miranda was inspired to develop Beyond Movement, a Curriculum Resource for educators. Through her varied classroom experiences, Miranda learned that teachers could be even more effective by incorporating dance in their teaching. She began experimenting using mathematics in her choreography and developed multiple ways in which math could be taught. Empowering teachers to better connect students with the math curriculum by using dance has been particularly beneficial to ESL students, kinesthetic learners and children with special needs.
With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Miranda Abbott is writing a math resource for secondary school teachers.
Please contact Dance Equations for more information.