1, 2, 3: Maths through the Arts

 
Overview
 

Teaching maths through the performing arts can engage even the least active pupils and help to inspire creativity in both pupils and teachers alike.

By physicalising concepts and ideas, children remember facts better and are more eager to explore subjects at a deeper level. At the same time an engagement with the arts improves children’s wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. With such clear social, cultural, artistic and academic benefits, dance music and drama are fantastic teaching tools.

Despite it being increasingly recognised that teaching through the performing arts is so beneficial, maths is still largely taught solely in the classroom. It is worth noting, however, the first sentence of the mathematics section of the National Curriculum: ‘Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems’.

All areas of the mathematics curriculum can be supported or taught through the performing arts and this workshop provides some ideas and creative starting points.

Objectives

  • To explore the strong links between the arts and maths and uncover ways to engage children in as holistic way.
  • To instil confidence in class teachers to use the arts for teaching maths.
  • To provide performing arts activities for KS1 & LKS2 that cover: number, place value, angles, multiplication, division and fractions.

Suitable for KS1 & KS2 teachers

Available as twilight, half or full day

For more information, or to book, this CPD session please email us or call 0207 324 9880.


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