The Rhythm of Mathematics: Classroom Compass, Vol. 4, No. 2, (Fall 1998)

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Author: Eisenhower SCIMAST

Price: Available free online
• Published: 1998   

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Classroom Compass is a collection of ideas, activities, and resources, for teachers interested in improving instruction in science and mathematics. This issue shows one approach to integrating mathematics with other, disparate, subjects.


The Rhythm of Mathematics shows how dance and music can make mathematics a living subject for students. This section is based on work at the Alvord School in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the school is a SCIMAST professional development award site. An activity, Making Mathematics Move, presents details on helping students learn mathematics through rhythmic creations. Excerpts from the mathematics and arts standards illustrate the foundations and goals of this activity. Resources and Opportunities highlights electronic and print sources on this topic.