Mime & Math for K-3

I was amazed at how flawlessly you integrated mime and math! The first graders are still talking about you! Thanks for being such a talented artist, teacher, and person.” –Stephanie Walker, Saluda River Elementary Theatre Arts Teacher.

Students learn mime and get to explore math concepts through movement. They use their bodies to find symmetry, to count, skip-count, tell time, add and subtract, multiply and divide. With partners, they use  show relationships like before and after, behind, above, around, and between. They create two- and three- dimensional shapes using their bodies and other manipulatives. Math becomes fun, creative, and social and physical.


First graders find symmetrical movement in a mirror exercise.

NC Standards in Mathematics:  K.OA.1 Represent addition and subtraction within 10. Use a variety of representations such as objects, fingers, mental images,…sounds, acting out situations…  K.OA.2 Solve addition and subtraction word problems. K.G.1 Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes and describe the relative positions of objects using positional terms.  1.OA.1 Represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems, within 20, with unknowns, by using objects… NC 1.MD.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object. NC 1.MD.2 Measure lengths with non-standard units. NC.1.G Reason with shapes and their attributes.


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