TEACHER TRAINING Pattern Foundations in Music, Dance, and Mathematics



Looking for exciting ways to take mathematics off the board and into students’ minds and bodies?

When students move in patterns they see, hear, and feel mathematical structures.

Students explore the patterns of counting, the patterns of addition, the patterns
of multiplication, and more!

When students work with partners to create their own movement patterns, they internalize their thinking. This leads to deeper and longer-lasting learning.

Student teams perform for the class and then ask questions that guide the audience to unpack the mathematics.

When kids grasp that everything in math is based on structure and pattern, they discover that math really does make sense!

Moving Through Math lessons are so closely related to NCTM Process Standards and CC Math Practices that I am constantly referring to them in all my teaching. Everyone who teaches young children should do her Pattern Foundations lessons. They build such a strong mathematical foundation for number sense. What's even more fantastic is that children love these lessons! They are engaged – it is hands on/body on, and the learning is incredibly powerful. I know I will use these lessons with all my students throughout my teaching career.

1st Grade Teacher   |   Maui, Hawaii

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Students explore how patterns form the building blocks of music, dance, and mathematics. Students leverage their deeper understanding of pattern to unpack the foundational structures of mathematics.

Other Pillars of Moving Through Math

Grouping Games

Students plan, rehearse, and perform mathematical scenarios

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Toy Stories

Young students tell stories that bring math concepts to life.

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Math Talks

Students observe, discuss, and describe what they see

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Geometric Concepts

Students explore lines and shapes as they move through space

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