Movement & Mathematics: Thinking With Your Feet
Focus: Grades 3-6
Dr. Julian Chan and Erik Stern, Weber State University
Learn methods to keep your students engaged by using creative problem solving in the arts-dance to understand mathematical patterns and thinking. Explore mathematics through movement activities that provide a learning by “doing” approach. Students will embody concepts to form a concrete basis for mathematical understanding and develop skills from the 8 mathematical practices. Mathematical topics: Least Common Multiple, Greatest Common Divisor, fractions, angles, addition, and multiplication while addressing the Common Core mathematical practices. The presenters have reached hundreds of teachers and students from kindergarten through college.
No movement experience required! Lessons are geared to all types of math learners.
USBE relicensure hours available for licensed educators.
When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm (Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm; light snacks will be provided)
Where: Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Ballroom A, 3910 W Campus Dr, Ogden UT 84408
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (Registration opens Monday, August 14, 2017)
About the presenters, Dr. Julian Chan and Erik Stern
Julian Chan has been a mathematics educator for over eight years and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Weber State University. His teaching practices focus on inquiry based learning and making math interesting for students. He has a PhD in Mathematics and a Masters in Statistics from the University of Utah.
Erik Stern has been connecting mathematics and dance for over twenty-five years and his company The Dr. Shaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble has established itself as an international leader in the gorwing field of Arts Integration.
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