|Second Look - Kinesthetic Approach to Teaching and Learning|
Walking a Radian
Kinesthetic explorations of the radian in a classroom setting help students internalize the concept.
Early Secondary Mathematics: Teaching Sums of Angle Measures: A Kinesthetic Approach
A different approach to teaching students how to measure the sums of angles of various polygons. They employ kinesthetic activities with easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions and provide activity sheets for recording activity experiences.
Sharing Teaching Ideas: Function Notation
Auditory, visual, symbolic, and kinesthetic approaches for introducing function notation in first year Algebra. The use of a computer algebra system is one component of this lesson.
Sharing Teaching Ideas: Demystifying Systems
A multi-day introductory lesson on linear systems in two variables that utilizes kinesthetic and technology-based activities to create mathematical connections to the methods of graphing, substitution, and linear combination.
Illuminations Unit: Human Conics
Students use sidewalk chalk and rope to illustrate the locus definitions of ellipses and parabolas. Kinesthetics, teamwork, and problem solving are stressed as students take on the role of focus, directrix, and point on the conic, and figure out how to construct the shape.
The Teaching Principle
Effective mathematics teaching requires understanding what students know and need to learn and then challenging and supporting them to learn it well.
The Learning Principle
Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.