Understanding Math Through Movement

Students in Danielle Algiere’s fourth-grade class at Miller Avenue Elementary School put math in motion with a recent lesson. During their unit of study on geometry, the students worked in groups to demonstrate specific geometric terms using their bodies. They creatively arranged themselves to demonstrate the concepts of point, line, ray, line segment, right angle, obtuse angle, parallel lines and intersecting lines. According to Ms. Algiere, “The lesson contributed to student learning because it made abstract concepts become more concrete.” Pictured from top to bottom, students Caitlin Thrash, Blythe Wing, Cody Langenhahn and Ryan Mann form a geometric line with their arms.