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Moving thru Math

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    Dancing Digits
Grades 2/3

     Fluency-adding & subtracting

There's no greater joy than watching students laugh as they work together to solve math problems and demonstrate place value with their bodies – in fact, it’s so fun, that they often forget they’re doing math! Through playful activities, students will explore digits along with the dance elements' shapes and levels. They’ll solve addition and subtraction problems using their bodies, demonstrating the solution and noting a number line, and place value.


Lesson 1

Number line – least to greatest

Lesson 2

Fluency- adding and subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers

Lesson 3

Place Value

  Lessons can be scheduled individually or as a package

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2 & 3D Shapes
Grades K-2 

Circle! Square! Cone! Sphere! In this workshop, students explore the dance elements shapes, and levels. Then, through engaging and fun creative movement activities students will create 2D and 3D shapes using props and their bodies!

This workshop only requires one lesson.

Fraction - Action
Grades 3-5

Students explore the dance elements  size and shape, demonstrating the following math concepts through movement:

  • Equivalent fractions

  • Differentiating greater or less than

  • The correlation between fractions and decimals


Lesson 1

Students will be able to identify equivalent fractions and create a fraction dance

Lesson 2

Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between decimals and fractions

Lesson 3

Students will represent least to greatest, including fractions and decimals using a human number line


Lessons can be scheduled individually or as a package

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Moving thru Science

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Life Cycles (K-5)

Students will learn about life cycles through the use of movement and their bodies. This lesson has been adapted for all grade levels. Options include the life cycle of a bean plant, butterfly, water cycle, or exploring incomplete/complete metamorphosis.


Lesson 1

Through creative movement activities students explore the dance elements BEST: Body, Energy, Shapes, and Time.

Lesson 2

Students create dances to demonstrate their understanding of the science-chosen concept.


Kinesthetic Reading: teaching literacy through movement

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In this workshop, students discover the joy of reading through active listening and movement.  Just like any good story, this workshop has a beginning, middle, and end: To start, students are led through a creative movement warm-up, exploring key action words. Then, students create their own movements using keywords from the book. As the book is read aloud, students feel, see, and hear the word, using multiple senses to understand and demonstrate it. This workshop is a great way to connect content, build literacy skills, promote reading, and spark creativity. You pick the book! Oh yeah, it's also super fun! 

Lesson 1

Through creative movement activities, students learn the dance elements BEST: Body, Energy, Shapes, and Time. Then they explore key action words based on the chosen book.

Lesson 2

Students create movements to keywords from the story. As the book is read aloud, students use movement to enhance their story retelling, gestures to dramatize repetition, and sounds to amplify key moments.

Language Arts

Movement Matters- Let's Dance!


In this workshop, students experiment with rhythm, tempo, shapes, and levels while developing locomotive skills and creative expression. They explore concepts such as space, time, and energy through creative movement activities.


What are the benefits of getting students up and moving?

  1. As students return to the content, the brain is able to refocus

  2. Movement helps to develop social skills, which are important for connecting to comprehension and critical thinking skills

  3. Realigning the body/brain connection helps to re-energize learning

Grants are available through EdExploresrq!

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