“An Object to Think With” | Malke Rosenfeld

Some thinking about meaningful movement and math learning, in three parts. First: Prelude The point of this post is to push back a little on the idea that simply being out of one’s desk and on your feet will create what mathematician and a founder of the MIT Media Lab Seymour Papert termed “body knowledge”. Specifically, my […]

Chicken or the Egg? A Math Integration Tale | Malke Rosenfeld

I recently had the opportunity to have my teaching work critiqued by a group of colleagues.  They viewed a ten-minute video I produced which illustrated what success looks like in my classroom. The feedback I received was all at once enthusiastic, thought provoking and puzzling. I teach elementary students the elements of percussive dance and […]

Teaching Below the Surface: Harnessing the Power of Tape

In posts on my own blog I have espoused my enthusiasm for using simple floor tape to manipulate and encourage physical exploration of an environment.  It’s a powerful tool for teaching below the surface, something that makes a bigger impact when you don’t talk about it because it’s just there.  The Reggio Emilia approach says that environment is the third […]