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Dance by Number

This webpage features a STEM investigation developed by teachers Carrie Lewis and Kelly Steele to strengthen understanding of patterns with grade 5 students. After observing and analyzing dance videos, teams of students create their own routines based on numerical patterns. The page includes a downloadable (pdf) lesson plan, student handouts, and teacher tools, and features a 9-minute video describing the project and demonstrating students at work.
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Contributed by: Lynchburg College and Sweet Briar College - Publisher, Virginia Department of Education - Initiator
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Measurement, Number Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicInquiry learning, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionSTEM, Science, Technology, Language Arts, Music, Physical Education
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorLynchburg College and Sweet Briar College - Publisher, Virginia Department of Education - Initiator
    • Publication Date2012-05-24
    • RightsCopyright (c) STEM4Teachers.org
      http://www.stem4teachers.org/
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
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      Dance to the Math
      By Uncle Bob on 09/10/2013 - 14:50
    • Video details a unit that addresses modes of learning and interdisciplinary topics.