Teach Mathematics With Dance
Revitalize your classroom and energize your students!
Arts integration, and one-on-one coaching with Miranda Abbott
Are you looking for new teaching strategies to engage kinesthetic learners? Do you want your math class to be fun and engaging? Are you looking for more ways to vizulaize math and use math in real-life scenarios? If you have answered YES to any of these questions, Miranda is ready and willing to help you.
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"Inspiring young mathematicians,
one dance step at a time."
Similar to music, dance is mathematical. The four elements of dance are
TIME, FORCE, SPACE, and BODY. It is through these elements that we can explore mathematics. The dancer exists within the world of mathematics, evaluating movement in time and creating shapes and formations. The dancer moves on the stage which is a coordinate plane, and their physical force, coordination, relationships with other dancers, and movement patterns can all be expressed mathematically, from the simplest of movement vocabulary to choreography.
choose a course
Dance can be integrated into any grade level. Dance Equations begins with lower elementary grades by introducing math concepts through dance creative improvisation but uses choreographic tools for students in upper elementary through high school.
pick a training schedule
Coaching courses allow for one-on-one coaching. You are able to pick your coaching hours so that they can fit into your preparation times, and YES, Miranda will help you prepare math dance activities through brainstorming sessions.
access to resources
All educators have immediate access to the member's platform. The member's platform has 2-course books with over 300 pages of lesson ideas, 50 instructional videos, classroom posters and other useful downloads including an MP3 collection.
Miranda Abbott is a professional dancer and choreographer as well as an author, and educator, specializing in teaching curriculum through dance, art, and literature.
Miranda has toured across Canada with the Canadian Contemporary Dance Company and performed original and memorable works by many choreographers and dancers, including David Earle, Carol Anderson, José Limón, Sharon Moore, Michael Trent, and Keith Lee.
Miranda was also a member of the breakdance group So-Be-It Union and has appeared in music videos with Masia One and Classified, and was an opening act for Maestro Fresh Wes. She stays connected to her hip-hop roots and is known as Tangerine (bgirl Tangie).
Miranda has written programs and resource materials for The Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Her training was earned through the National Ballet School of Canada, École supérieure de ballet du Québec, the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and the Canadian Children's Dance Theatre.
Become a Host School
If you would like Dance Equations to visit your school or community group you can become a host.
Contact us to see if you are eligible to become a host. Hosts can offset workshops, professional development, and performance fees through ticket sales. Our fees vary depending on location and in relation to travel costs and accommodations. Dance Equations will work with the host to help earn revenue or offset fees.
All Courses Include
All educators working with Dance Equations, virtual or in-person, will gain access to the members' platform. From the platform you can join virtual coaching sessions, download books and resources, and enjoy over 50 videos of examples and instruction. Material is digital and can be translated, likelwise Miranda and the performance/teaching team DEKO is capable of offering instruction in English, French, and Spanish.
2-hour introductory workshop
interactive learning space
Q&A and creative brainstorming
Books, Lesson Plans, Classroom Posters, & more
Beyond Movement PDF book
Choreography & Mathematics PDF book
Dance to my Equations MP3 collection
math board activities
classroom posters JPEG files
printable cards and other activities