Early Secondary Mathematics: Teaching Sums of Angle Measures: A Kinesthetic Approach

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  • 1 Teaches high school mathematics at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD 20852

The wide acceptance of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory (Gardner 1983) and discussions of bodily kinesthetic intelligence have prompted much research and led to the adoption of a variety of new teaching approaches. The kinematics teaching strategy (KTS) is a new approach for stimulating kinesthetic intelligence. It was first developed to respond to the needs of children who encounter difficulties when taught only with auditory and visual methods. As the following lesson illustrates, KTS can be used successfully in a broader context.

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Ayana Touval employs traditional and innovative methods to persuade all her students that mathematics is a great subject.

Is a mathematics and kinesthetic learning specialist who draws on her experience as a performer and choreographer to create kinesthetic activities for teaching mathematics. She is the director of The Washington Center for Learning, which focuses on providing materials for classroom implementation, as well as training for teachers.

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