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Take Time for Action
Take Time for Action: From Kinesthetic Movement to Algebraic Functions

Mary Goral 

March 2009, Volume 14, Issue 7, Page

Investigations 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.

Action Research
Grades 6-8