kitchen table math, the sequel: Mrs. H on using gestures to teach algebra

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mrs. H on using gestures to teach algebra

I've been using gestures for many years in my algebra classes, but I had no idea there was research backing them up. I only knew that gestures AND mnemonics help me learn things. I even teach a workshop every summer at our state's math conference called Crazy Antics and Gestures for Hard to Remember Math Facts

Just yesterday we were doing quadratic calisthenics where the students act out transformations of the quadratic parent function while I call out different functions.

2 comments:

vlorbik said...

this is probably a real good idea.
for mrs h. i'd never do it of course.

Lsquared said...

Cool. I want to go to that workshop.