What is Moving through Math?
The 5 Pillars of Moving Through Math integrate 5 different art forms with the study of mathematics.learn more
Explore how Moving Through Math has been working with students, teachers, and artists across the United States for over 25 years.
Truly integrated audiovisual support is often hard to find. Caterpillar to Butterfly combines science, music, and dance to help children appreciate the life cycle of a butterfly; it would be appreciated by any preschool or primary teacher.
Daft the adjective means silly or foolish, but Daft the noted arts educator with a client list that stretches from sea to shining sea? She’s serious.
Marcia Daft, a nationally known arts-integration specialist and teaching artist has produced an 80-minute DVD for students in Kindergarten through Third grade entitled, "Caterpillar to Butterfly: Adventures in Science, Music and Dance."
Meadow Count was awarded the 2012 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine.
Clap, Drum, and Shake It! was awarded the 2013 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine.
How Does Arts Integrated Instruction Impact Analytical Seeing, Geometry, and Spatial Reasoning? A Study of Moving Through Math Inspired Lessons that Focus on Children’s Conceptual Reasoning.
Daft has spent four weeks in Greenville over the last two years, showing local educators how to employ chanting games to promote literacy, dance routines to demonstrate scientific processes, and group movement to teach math.
"No longer is learning confined to a book and paper / pen approach, but taken beyond what can be learned behind a desk and is combined in a powerful set of learning methods focused on one topic but on many different levels."
Caterpillar to Butterfly: DVD of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine
Learning math through the arts? MAA reviewer Moby Snoodles approves!
Marcia Daft developed this particular DVD with ages 4 through 8 in mind, but it is easy to see how the age range could be stretched on both ends of the spectrum. T
The master's degree from the University of Chicago, the 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 Project by Amy Hunzelman of the University of Northern Iowa. The review examined the relationship between arts teaching strategies and classroom curriculum, specifically mathematics.
Learning math through the arts… Moby Snoodles approves!
An international award recognizing outstanding television, video, film, and animation productions.
Caterpillar to Butterfly really impressed testers as being an innovative and creative way to teach children about science, dance and movement.
In addition to leading classroom exercises, Daft also held an after-school workshop on weaving music into academic lessons. The preschool program and other city educators were invited to attend.
This morning, like many others, Marcia Daft, prepares for one of her most important engagements. A classically trained pianist, she has recently worked in Greece and England doing a similar program to the one that occupies her thoughts today.
Renowned educator Marcia Daft debuts a new series based on the technique of arts-integrated instruction in this DVD that teaches viewers about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.
The focus of STEM for K-12 students has risen dramatically. The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at the University of Northern Iowa has partnered with the Waterloo Community School District since 2008 to address these needs.
The Juneau School District faculty weren’t just dancing for the fun of it. They were participating in a workshop focused on integrating arts into teaching math.
Fayetteville schools and Walton Arts Center team up to integrate movement with math instruction.
Children learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly in this “arts-integrated” program. Marcia Daft leads youngsters in motions that mimic those of the egg, larva, pupa, and adult butterfly.