In fact, adding movement and music to math enhances the learning.
I saw Paula Harris, school board member and engineer, speak at an AAUW Expanding Your Horizons event recently. She commented that her daughter wanted to be a dancer – despite Paula’s math influences on her from an early age.
I couldn’t get my hand in the air fast enough to share Malke Rosenfeld’s Math in Your Feet program.
There are other dancing and math resources too.
I was wowed at what I found when I did an online search on math dancing.
The most amazing and inspiring was this TEDx talk from Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern of Math Dance:
Research has been done…
Here are two research articles on math dancing, each from prominent math professional organizations (they require purchase but you can read the first bits):