Spatial & Geometric Concepts
Students explore lines and shapes as they move through spacelearn more
Intermediate students explore types of lines, line orientation, line relationships, and angles. This prepares students to analyze the line and angle relationships within shapes.
Students collaborate with partners and use their imaginations to create unique compositions of bodylines.
Students integrate their understanding of geometry and dance to create the Human Sculpture Garden.
This arts integration STEM workshop trains teachers to use creative movement to develop spatial reasoning and bring geometry to life. Too often students simply learn the vocabulary of geometry. Many fail to develop the visualization skills that allow them to slide, flip, and rotate geometric structures inside their heads.
Creative movement contributes powerfully to the development of geometric thinking. In this foundational workshop, learn how to guide students to use stretchy dance bands, collaborate with partners, and transform lines and angles through 3-dimensional space. When students see and feel parallel, perpendicular and intersecting line come to life, their learning is deep and long-lasting. After using their bodies move acute, right, obtuse, and opposite angles through space, students easily identify geometric structures in the world around us!
Grade Level: 3 - 5
Workshop Time: 3 hours
LCD projector and Screen
Chairs arranged in a semicircle facing the screen
Plenty of room for movement