A4 Article in conference proceedings
Maths in Motion : Exploring Rotational Symmetries and Triangles through Dance and Body Movement (2019)


Nasiakou, Lena; Lehto, Saara; Goranova, Svetlana; Osborne, Kerry; Fenyvesi, Kristóf (2019). Maths in Motion : Exploring Rotational Symmetries and Triangles through Dance and Body Movement. In Goldstine, Susan; McKenna, Douglas; Fenyvesi, Kristóf; Kaplan, Craig S. (Eds.) Bridges Linz. Proceedings of Bridges 2019 : Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture, Bridges Conference Proceedings, 2019. Phoenix: Tessellations Publishing, 621-628. http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2019/bridges2019-621.html


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Nasiakou, Lena; Lehto, Saara; Goranova, Svetlana; Osborne, Kerry; Fenyvesi, Kristóf

Parent publication: Bridges Linz. Proceedings of Bridges 2019 : Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture

Parent publication editors: Goldstine, Susan; McKenna, Douglas; Fenyvesi, Kristóf; Kaplan, Craig S.

Place and date of conference: Linz, Austria, 16.-20.7.2019

ISBN: 978-1-938664-30-4

Journal or series: Bridges Conference Proceedings

ISSN: 1099-6702

eISSN: 1099-6702

Publication year: 2019

Number in series: 2019

Pages range: 621-628

Number of pages in the book: 664

Publisher: Tessellations Publishing

Place of Publication: Phoenix

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2019/bridges2019-621.html

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65278


Abstract

In this workshop, we share the main results of the “Maths in Motion” (MiM) Erasmus+ educational project (2017-2019), concerning how dance and body movement can be used as tools to teach mathematics. The MiM-approach is based on embodied cognition and opens up new horizons for students, teachers, and even parents by offering simultaneous experiences with the structural, spatial, rhythmic and symbolic dimensions of mathematics through body movement. We will introduce two teaching modules developed during the project. These modules follow in the footsteps of the writing, workshops, and performances of Schaffer and Stern in the field of mathematics and dance over the past few decades. The modules guide and encourage the participants to create performance art pieces that articulate mathematical concepts.


Keywords: geometry; symmetry; educational methods; dance (performing arts); movements; body control


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Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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