Math on the Move

 

“It’s the partnership between the math and the whole moving body that creates opportunities for potent mathematical sense making.”
—Malke Rosenfeld

In Math on the Move, Malke Rosenfeld shows how pairing math concepts and whole body movement creates opportunities for students to make sense of math in entirely new ways. This sample from the introduction and chapter 1 begins to explore why the body is such a powerful tool for math learning. You'll find:

  • three sample activities showing how teachers can start bringing more meaningful movement into math learning
  • a look at the limited ways movement is often used in classrooms—and how it can be expanded
  • an explanation, with classroom examples, of what it means to use the body as a thinking tool.