What is Moving through Math?
The 5 Pillars of Moving Through Math integrate 5 different art forms with the study of mathematics.learn more
See how Moving Through Math children’s books, arts integration instructional materials, and videos benefit classrooms and STEAM education. Explore how Marcia Daft has been working with students, teachers, and artists across the United States for over 25 years.
National Science Teachers Association review praises this PreK-2 STEM arts integration program for its engaging combination of science, music, and dance. Integrated audiovisual support is often hard to find, and Caterpillar to Butterfly would be appreciated by any preschool or primary teacher.
Arts integration expert Marcia Daft brings the PreK-6 program The Music of Language to Des Moines Public Schools. Daft is a noted arts educator with a client list that stretches from sea to shining sea. She’s serious about changing education.
The American Biology Teacher reviews Moving Through Math K-2 STEM arts integration DVD Caterpillar to Butterfly: Adventures in Science, Music and Dance. "This DVD is beautifully photographed, easy to use, highly engaging, interactive, and scientifically accurate."
Moving Through Math STEM arts integration children’s book for PreK – kindergarten, Meadow Count, wins 2012 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine.
Moving Through Math STEM arts integration children’s book for ages 4-8, Clap, Drum, and Shake It! is named 2013 Book of the Year by Creative Child Magazine.
Research study on PreK-5 STEM arts integration program Moving Through Math and how its lessons deepen learning and develop conceptual reasoning. Arts Integrated Instruction Impacts Analytical Seeing, Geometry, and Spatial Reasoning.
Arts integration expert and The Music of Language founder Marcia Daft works with educators and students in Des Moines to teach English through the arts. We stopped by Cattell Elementary School to see a workshop with 5th graders.
Moving Through Math arts integration DVD “Caterpillar to Butterfly” awarded for its hands-on, creative, and interactive approach to children’s STEM education. "No longer is learning confined to a book and paper/pen approach, but taken beyond what can be learned behind a desk."
Creative Child Magazine names Moving Through Math STEM arts integration program “Caterpillar to Butterfly” winner of 2011 DVD of the Year Award.
This read aloud arts integration book for children ages five and under gets thumbs up in this review from the Mathematical Association of America. Math through the arts? MAA reviewer Moby Snoodles approves!
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine calls this PreK-2 arts integration STEM DVD “stunning” while children’s “enthusiasm and cooperation are contagious.” Daft developed the project for children ages 4- 8, but it's easy to see how the age range could be stretched on both ends of the spectrum.
Moving Through Math arts integration expert Marcia Daft works with California students and educators on ways to integrate the arts into daily STEM education. A Master's degree from the University of Chicago, piano study in Salzburg, Austria, and the lessons she developed for the Smithsonian give Marcia Daft the resume to come cross-country to teach preschoolers for a week.
Research study by the University of Northern Iowa examining the relationship between arts teaching strategies and classroom curriculum, specifically mathematics.
This fun and impactful arts integration book for children ages 4-8 gets thumbs up in this review from the Mathematical Association of America!
Children’s STEM arts integration program “Caterpillar to Butterfly” DVD is recognized for its “delightful blend of music, movement, art, and nature footage.” Art and science elements combine to tell the science of metamorphosis, skillfully presenting the magic of nature.
Moving Through Math arts integration DVD was recognized by this international award for outstanding television, video, film, and animation productions. This project received two silver awards in the children's and educational categories.
Moving Through Math arts integration DVD “Caterpillar to Butterfly” is recognized for innovative teaching techniques in science, music and movement. This creativity and uniqueness of the program really impressed testers.
Moving Through Math founder and arts integration expert, Marcia Daft’s unique blend of music, movement and drama makes PreK-K learning “fun with sugar on top.” In addition to leading classroom exercises, Daft also held an after-school workshop on weaving music into academic lessons.
Founder Marcia Daft captivates young learners using arts integration education techniques including music, movement, and dramatic play. A classically trained pianist, she has recently worked in Greece and England doing a similar program to the one that occupies her thoughts today.
The School Library Journal praises Moving Through Math’s STEM arts integration DVD for its “fascinating, unique approach to teaching” PreK-2 students. Marcia Daft uses the technique of arts-integrated instruction in this DVD to educate viewers about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.
Moving Through Math arts integrated STEM program deepens Waterloo children’s understanding of math through music, dance, and drama. The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at the University of Northern Iowa partners with the Waterloo Community School District since 2008 to address STEAM education.
Founder Marcia Daft helps local teachers bring music, movement, and dramatic play into the classroom using arts integration techniques. This helps teachers connect with their students in increasingly difficult learning environments.
Moving Through Math founder Marcia Daft helps Arkansas educators bring arts integration programs into STEM classrooms. 3rd grade students learned to squat, jump and twist their way to figuring out multiplication problems!
STEM arts integration program, Moving Through Math, helps Juneau School District teachers bring music, dance, and dramatic play into their elementary math education.
Moving Through Math helps elementary school educators teach multiplication in ways all students can understand using music and movement. Fayetteville schools and Walton Arts Center team up to integrate the arts with STEM instruction.
Booklist Online reviews arts integration STEM program “Caterpillar to Butterfly” where children explore the butterfly life cycle through music, dance and drama. Marcia Daft performs music and motions that mimic those of the egg, larva, pupa, and adult butterfly.
Moving Through Math helps early learning and elementary school educators teach important math fundamentals using music, movement, and drama. When a teacher only talks at the board, children who learn best through movement, music, and social interaction are losing out.