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ERIC Number: ED482650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Arts for Academic Achievement. Changing Student Attitudes toward Math: Using Dance To Teach Math.
Werner, Linnette
This paper presents results of a study that sought to answer the question, "How does integrating dance and math in an intense co-teaching model of integration affect student attitudes toward learning math?" The goal of the dance/math project was to engage students in math in ways that reached students' multiple intelligences and encouraged them to make complex connections and try new problem solving techniques. The classroom teachers who designed and implemented the project hypothesized that students who worked with a dancer once a week to learn math concepts would become more engaged in mathematics and have more successful and positive experiences with mathematics than students who did not work with a dancer. Overall there was a significant difference between the dance/math students' and the non-dance/math students' attitudes toward mathematics. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A