We know kids love to move…

…but how do we harness all their innate, kinetic energy in pursuit of conceptual understanding of mathematics?  


Math on the Move reminds us that the body is a thinking tool and that math is about more than memorization. In the book I illustrate the amazing learning that happens when the body and math come together in both dance and non-dance settings.

This blog is about getting started with whole-body math learning, including specific “first steps” in bringing math off the page and into our learners’ bodies.

More information about the Math on the Move: Engaging Students in Whole Body Learning, including a sample chapter can be found over at the Heinemann website.

Join us!

Here are some ways you can stay in touch with me and others growing their teaching practice with whole-body math learning:

  • First of all, check in on the First Steps posts. First Steps are a regular feature of this blog and are focused on making small steps toward building a moving math classroom.
  • Join the newsletter with regular monthly “first steps” tips and updates.
  • Follow this blog, or follow me on Twitter. We’ll be having “slow chats” tagged with the #movingmath hashtag.
  • Join the book group on Facebook for more in-depth conversation about the book and putting the ideas into practice.

Malke Rosenfeld is a dance teaching artist, author, editor, math explorer, and presenter whose interests focus on the learning that happens at the intersection of math and the moving body. She delights in creating rich environments in which children and adults can explore, make, play, and talk math based on their own questions and inclinations. Join Malke and other educators on Facebook as we build a growing community of practice around whole-body math learning.