News

April 2015

 

MATHS DANCE workshop for teachers @ Siobhan Davies Studios

Creative Learning workshopWe are delighted to announce that we will be running a teachers CPD workshop at Siobhan Davies Studios, London on 9th May 2015!

This fun and informative workshop will be delivered by Panorea Baka and Marie Forbes.

During the workshop we will explore the topics of Ratio and Combinations using the Maths Dance approach and philosophy.  The workshop will include equal focus on maths and movement so please wear clothes that you are comfortable to move in.

 

Who for: Maths teachers teaching KS2-KS3 and dance artists who teach in primary and secondary schools.

Cost: £30

Date: 9th May 2015

Time: 2.30-4.30pm

Venue: Siobhan Davies Studios

Book: mathsdance@gmail.com

March 2015

 

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Have you ever had a maths lesson in a cafe? Well, with MATHS DANCE every place can become mathematically interesting!

Thank you to Xatzivei School students and staff for joining the MATHS DANCE  workshop at Athens Science Festival.

 

 

 

 

Workshops for students and teachers @ Athens Science Festival 

 

Athens Science FestivalWe are excited to be visiting Athens and participating in the Athens Science Festival, offering free workshops for students and teachers.

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st March 2015, Athens.

For more information please click here.

 

 

Teacher Professional Development Workshop @ ATM London Branch

 

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Through this practical workshop you will experience processes and methodologies to use movement in maths teaching, bringing creativity into learning.

Suitable for maths teachers working in secondary education.

Saturday 14th Mar 2015, King’s College London.

For more information please click here.

 

 

February 2015

 

Creative Learning Workshop 

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Learn Physical: Dancing Data

Creating movement that supports students’ understanding of probability.

On Saturday 28th February, Maths Dance returns to the Place to offer the third in series creative learning workshop for primary teachers and dance artists who work with children in primary schools. For bookings please click here.

 

December 2014

 

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I am excited to have shared my story and thoughts on the TEDx platform. My talk, entitled ‘Setting mathematics education in motion‘, is about embodied maths teaching and learning and creativity in maths education.

 

 

 

 

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On 6th November we visited Castle Community College and delivered Maths Dance workshops for KS3 and KS4 students. This was the first time that our programme run in a secondary school and we are really pleased with the students’ and the teachers’ responses.

Students said that ‘Maths Dance was more effective than maths on paper‘ and they ‘enjoyed it more than a normal maths lesson’.

When asked ‘what would you change in the Maths Dance lesson’, they replied ‘have more time of Maths Dance in the school day‘ and ‘do it more often‘.

 

November 2014

 

tedx-UoM & IMAWe are happy to announce that Panorea Baka will be giving two talks in November 2014:

15/11 @ TEDxUniversityofMacedonia Thessaloniki, Greece
22/11 @ Institute of Mathematics London, UK

 

In both these events attendants will have the opportunity to participate in a Maths Dance workshop right after Panorea’ s talk and experience Maths Dance first hand.

If you are in these areas, interested in attending the conferences and learning more about Maths Dance please follow the links below:

TEDxUniversityofMacedonia

Institute of Mathematics & its Applications

 

October 2014

 

Maths Dance @ TEDxUniversityofMacedonia

Ithacas Συνεδριακό Κέντρο Τράπεζας ΠειραιώςGreat news! Panorea has received and accepted an invitation to speak about Maths Dance at TEDxUniversityofMacedonia. The event is taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece on Saturday 15th November 2014.

 

Learn more about TEDxUniversityofMacedonia if you are in the area.

 

September 2014

 

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Maths Dance @ The Place:  Learn Physical – Start with a story

Maths Dance is returning to the Place on 4th October 2014. Panorea Baka will be leading a workshop for  teachers and dance artists, who work with students in KS1 and KS2, on using literature to nurture mathematics learning. Movement will be an intrinsic part of this workshop.

The starting point will be a truly wonderful story by Shel Silverstein, ‘The Missing Piece Meets the Big O’. Participants will have the opportunity to explore creative tasks and will be given ideas and a useful resource pack on how to plan and develop cross curricular maths lessons with the purpose of getting the children to explore fundamental geometrical ideas and learn about shapes in a full, concrete and holistic manner.

For bookings please visit The Place.

 

August 2014

 

ETNA community centre logoWorkshops at ETNA Community Centre

Maths Dance will run two workshops at ETNA community centre on Sunday 7th September 2014.

Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students will have  the opportunity to develop and enrich their mathematical thinking and understanding, their creativity and their dancing and social skills.

Participants will explore the mathematical concepts of fractions, ratio and proportion and engage in the process of creating a maths inspired choreography.

It will be a fantastic opportunity to brush up those maths skills at the beginning of an exciting new school year.

The workshops will be led by Panorea Baka, founder and director of Maths Dance.

 

Time:

09:30 – 10:30 KS2 (Years 3,4,5,6)

11:00 – 12:00 KS3 (Years 7,8,9)

 

Where:

ETNA Community Centre

13 Rosslyn Road

Twickenham, TW1 2AR

 

Cost: £8

For further information and for bookings please contact us at info@mathsdance.com.

 

 July 2014

 

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We are pleased to announce that our International Education and SEN specialist Polykseny Evangelopoulou has successfully completed her research on Maths Dance in Stockholm University.

Her study’s objectives have been to assess the impact of Maths Dance on students’ cognitive, affective and physical developmental areas in various primary schools settings.

The case study on Maths Dance shows that there are certain benefits of  incorporating kinaesthetic activities in maths teaching and learning. Maths Dance has been proved to improve students’ maths skills, critical thinking, creativity and enhance motivation and socio-emotional motor skills. Furthermore, the activities’ pleasant nature makes this method suitable for low achieving mathematics students.

For more detailed information on Polykseny Evangelopoulou’s ‘Case Study on Maths Dance’ please contact us at info@mathsdance.com .

 

 

 

June 2014

 

bothlogosMaths Dance has not been selected to progress to the finals of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards, but it has been an achievement for us to have represented the University of Roehampton in the Postgraduate category. We are very proud to have entered and been part of this prestigious and exciting national competition.

 

 

 May 2014 

 

Panorea Baka & Julie Powell, Head of Employability and Entrepreneurship, at the Roehampton Award 2014 ceremony.

Panorea Baka & Julie Powell, Head of Employability and Entrepreneurship, at the Roehampton Award 2014 ceremony.

 

I am very honoured to have been awarded the Roehampton Award 2014. This gives me great pride and encourages me to continue my work on Maths Dance and develop my ideas further with immense enthusiasm, determination and love.

A huge thank you to the University of Roehampton as well as to everybody who has supported Maths Dance so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roehampton University Award 2014 

We are excited to announce that Panorea Baka has been nominated for the Roehampton Award 2014. The Roehampton Award celebrates and rewards volunteering, service, leadership and extracurricular achievements of Roehampton students.
Panorea has been nominated for founding Maths Dance and her inspirational work on promoting creative teaching and learning of mathematics through movement.

The Award ceremony takes place on Wednesday 28th May 2014, at 4.30pm in Froebel College, University of Roehampton.

 

 April 2014 

 

Maths Dance @ The British Congress of Mathematics Education 

Panorea Baka will be participating in the British Congress of Mathematics Education ‘Building bridges – Making connections’ at the University of Nottingham on Wednesday 15th April 2014. She will lead two workshops. The first one will take place 09:05 – 10:05 (session F14) and is addressed to KS1 teachers. The second workshop will be offered to KS2 and KS3 teachers and will take place between 10:15 -11:15 (session G17).

In both workshops, participant teachers will be introduced to the pedagogy of Maths Dance and will experience embodied creative teaching and learning of various Maths curriculum areas.

These will be enrichment workshops for anyone interested in creating links between Mathematics and Dance. The sessions will contain plenty of opportunities for delegates to have a go at Maths Dance before trying the activities out with their students at schools. The participants will leave with new ideas and a resource pack with copies of the activities and suggested lesson plans for your own Maths Dance lessons in the future. Come and have fun!

For further information visit: BCME8

 

March 2014 

 

Maths Dance @ the Place: Creative teaching and learning

Maths Dance in collaboration with choreographer Marie Forbes and the Place will be delivering an inspirational CPD session, addressed to KS1 teachers and dance artists who work with children in primary schools on teaching and learning Mathematics through movement. The two main curriculum areas that will be covered are Patterns and Fractions. Participants will have the opportunity to be introduced to new and innovative ideas on how to plan and teach their own Maths lessons using movement to engage learning.

A practical, interactive, creative and fun workshop guaranteed to give you plenty of ideas, inspiration and resources to help raise the quality of Maths teaching and learning across your school.

Download the workshop’s flyer here.

February 2014

 

Maths Dance collaboration with Research Student at Stockholm University

We are happy to announce our new collaboration with Polyxeny Evangelopoulou, MSc in International and Comparative Education student at Stockholm University.

Polyxeny’s study aims to assess the impact of Maths Dance on students’ three different learning domains:
– cognitive (students’performance in Maths)
– affective (students’ motivation towards learning, feelings and attitudes)
– psychomotor (motor skills)

Her research will take place in March 2014. She will visit three schools in the London area, will observe Maths Dance classes led by Panorea Baka and will interview teachers and students.

We are excited to support academic research and very much look forward to this study’s results.