That’s me on the right, happy to be making math in an unexpected space (the Minnesota State Fair in 2015) with some great math friends!!
I am a percussive dance teaching artist, Heinemann author, TEDx presenter, and editor who delights in creating rich environments in which children and their adults can explore, make, play, and talk math based on their own questions and inclinations.
My upcoming book Math on the Move: Engaging Students in Whole Body Learning will be published by Heinemann Fall 2016 and draws on research in math education, cognitive science, and my experience in the math/dance classroom to make the case for how and why the body is the perfect partner in learning math.
I am also the co-author of a book of games, puzzles and activities centered on the mathematics of making comparisons, published in 2016, and was curator/editor of a special issue for the Teaching Artist Journal focused on writing about teaching practice, published in October 2014.
This blog is a space of musing, reflecting, and unapologetic overthinking/question asking. Conversations and push back are not only welcomed but encouraged.