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Dancing Math: Teaching and Learning in the Intersection of Aesthetic and Mathematical Literacy
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetic Learning Processes.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6507-3399
2016 (English)In: Bridges Finland: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture: Confrerence Proceedings: Bridges Finland 2016: University of Jyväskylä / [ed] Torrence, E., Torrence, B., Séquin, C., McKenna, D., Fenyvesi, K., Sarhangi, R., Phoenix: Tessellations , 2016, 269-276 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a teaching and learning program in mathematics drawing on the aesthetic expression of dance as the medium of seeking knowledge and meaning. The program was developed to visualizing, in dancing, the learners’ previous subject knowledge as a base for further acquisition of proficiencies in the discipline. The overall object is to create an effectual interactive space of learning with immediate interaction between teacher, peer learners and the math subject. Aesthetic literacy through dance and math numeracy are enhanced and interplay gainfully. Data gathered from observations of lessons designed according to the program and dealing with a number of math curriculum items are presented and analysed. Conclusions are drawn for further investigation of the intersection of the proficiencies and literacies of aesthetics and mathematics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Phoenix: Tessellations , 2016. 269-276 p.
Series
Bridges Confrerence Proceednings, ISSN 1099-6702
Keyword [en]
Dancing and Learning, Learning through the Arts, Aesthetics in Learning, Multimodal Learning, Literacies, Teaching and Learning Math, Pre-K to Primary Classrooms, Teacher Education
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Didactics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31001ISBN: 978-1-938664-19-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-31001DiVA: diva2:1037432
Conference
19th Annual Bridges Conference, Jyväskylä, August 9-13, 2016.
Available from: 2016-10-14 Created: 2016-10-14 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved

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