Examining the Relations between Dance and Mathematics among First Class Students

Pálinkás-Molnár, Mónika and Bernáth, László (2020) Examining the Relations between Dance and Mathematics among First Class Students. Tánc és Nevelés, 1 (1). pp. 21-36. ISSN 2732-1002


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Dance and mathematics are seemingly very distant concepts at first glance. In the theoretical parts of our study we show how strongly mathematics and spatial abil-ities are interrelated, including the correlation between dance and spatial abilities as well. Consequently a hypothesis derives that dance develops spatial abilities, through which it develops mathematical skills at the same time. Our research fo-cused on first year primary school students.During the one month course we applied creative children dance and tasks of move-ment from drama pedagogy. Children’s abilities were measured pre- and after the course classes with a test of both mathematical and spatial skills. According to this research, we could show some improvement in mathematical skills as a result of the development, but there is no significant improvement in spatial skills. We attempted to find out about the reasons of the results we found.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN1560-1590 The Performing Arts / előadóművészet (tánc)
Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 06:16
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 06:16

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