Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence

 The  main elements of the kinesthetic intelligence are control of one’s bodily motions and the capacity to handle objects skillfully, as well as the ability to process information through the sensations in the bodies. Students with this type of intelligence should learn better by involving muscular movement (e.g. getting up and moving around into the learning experience), and are generally good at physical activities such as sports, dance and building things.

  These students enjoy all types of sports and physical activities, they need to be touching, moving and manipulating objects, move around and act.  For these learners, performing physical actions can lead to learning mental actions and operations, so the mathematical notions are represented by actions. They often express themselves through dance. These students would use solid or pictorial models wherever  possible and act on these, by moving parts around, while sometimes talking to themselves during this process. When these students are remembering ideas they can think of the actions that they did or do the actions with their hands, for example a student could run his finger along the sides of a triangle as a help to remember a theorem or formula. When they hear things they can focus on the actions that are being done and try to anticipate the outcomes of actions. The methods to empower this type of intelligence would be the use of touching, feeling, movement, improvisation, “hands-on” activities, using mime and facial expressions and physical relaxation exercises.

 

Through this common activity, students are discovering mathematics in their bodies. Indeed, following Leonardo's theory, we could easily find the famous gold number with measurements of legs, arms, or height.

 

Let's use this hands-on way to study the gold number and its properties !

 

Measurements from student's bodies throughout Europe :

 

 

 Constructing right angles in ancient ways. We studied ways to construct 90 degrees angles without the geometrical instruments we have nowadays and we found four ancient methods. Here they are. 

....to be continued....

 

 

1. PAN FLUTE & FRACTIONS in FRANCE

 

 

2. THE VITRUVIAN MAN in FRANCE

 

 

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HOW MUCH MATHS IS THERE IN AN A4 SHEET?_second part
HOW MUCH MATHS IS THERE IN AN A4 SHEET ? First part
Mathematical charades

Mathematical Charades from Katarzyna Pietrzak on Vimeo.

Origami cube_a tutorial from Italian students

A short tutorial where Emanuela (Italy) shows you how to make a cube with the origami technique using a square sheet of paper.

 

 

Maths Origami Workshop in Italy

The students attended a workshop of Maths origami held by an expert. In the video you can see some phases of the workshop and our products! We are very proud we managed to make geometrical shapes with our own hands using origami!

 

 

Iulia's Origami creations

 Iulia, a student from 6D, is very keen on Origami and she created these as part of the Kinesthetic activities. We hope you like them!

DRAWING MOTIFS
4o Geniko Lykeio Stavroupolis The Greek Team
Jumping Statistics

 This is our last activity for this type of intelligence. We tried to achieve several goals: learning a bit about statistics, that is only taught in high-school, and its use, working in groups, peer learning, encouraging girls by appointing them as "group tutors", using tablets for taking pictures and creating the collage. All the visual part was done by Maria Stroe, 6D. 

 

MATH & SPORT_7 C_School HAMBURG Bucharest
The Graph of movement for a vehicle_2014_7C

The Graph of Movement for a Vehicle_2014_7C_1

Pythagoras' theorem

A practical proof of Pythagoras' theorem from Italy.

 

 

 

Long Jump_7C

Long Jump 7C

geometrical shapes_geometrical solids from recycled materials
School exhibition

 More pictures from our school exhibition of Geometrical shapes and solids made of unconventional materials (also see the video below with solids made of fruit and vegetables!). 

 

geometrical shapes_geometrical solids from vegetables and fruits
The spacecraft race

The Spacecraft Race_2014_7C

Twin Town

Students measure the height of different buildings

 

We measure the height: Nerea Chaimae Sara Malena

Students measure the height 

Handshaking problem in Amsterdam

Using rope to learn about the handshaking problem (graph theory). Also the solution about how many handshakes there will be in Spain in total!

 

 

Triangle of Pascal in Amsterdam

This is a little activity about learning the structure of the triangle of Pascal using hands on material and moving around.

 

 

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