Take Time for Action
Take Time for Action: From Kinesthetic Movement to Algebraic Functions
March 2009, Volume 14, Issue 7, Page
of students' thinking promoting ‘Action Research.’ Representative problems,
activities, and/or tasks used in teachers’ studies. Edited by Lynda R. Wiest.
This article describes a lesson in which algebra 1 students perform a series of
geometric/spatial activities, identify a pattern, and then find the
corresponding algebraic function. Giving students concrete representations of
mathematical functions in combination with the kinesthetic arts offers them an
enhanced opportunity to more deeply undertand the content.