3rd Grade Math, Lesson 2: Fractions of a Circle and Dance Turns

Kids! Learn more fun dance turns and practice more fractions at https://www.mutualdance.org/g3m2a/. Check out all the fun lessons on our playlist at https://www.mutualdance.org/youtube! ——————————— INFORMATION FOR ADULTS ——————————— From Get Up! Get Down!: Learning Through Dance — a series of…

3rd Grade Math, Lesson 2: Fractions of a Circle and Dance Turns

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Kids! Learn more fun dance turns and practice more fractions at https://www.mutualdance.org/g3m2a/.

Check out all the fun lessons on our playlist at https://www.mutualdance.org/youtube!

——————————— INFORMATION FOR ADULTS ———————————

From Get Up! Get Down!: Learning Through Dance — a series of lessons that bring traditional subjects and movement together. Each lesson consists of a main video, plus activities (and when applicable, helpful videos like these). The program is specifically designed to support Ohio Department of Education learning standards and grade promotion.

This video is the main lesson content for Grade 3, Math Lesson 2: Fractions of Circles and Dance Turns. In addition to this video, there are supplementary activities to deepen understanding through practice and fun challenges…

– THIS VIDEO: This main lesson explains to children how fractions can relate to turning in dance by visualizing fractions of circles as the amount of a turn. For example: 1/2 of a turn is likened to half a circle; 1/4 of a turn is like 1/4 of a circle, and so on.

– SUPPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES: Activities (provided through Google Slides) deepen learning and expand upon the demonstration provided in this video. The activities for this lesson prompt and demonstrate various dance turns, resulting in more practice with fractions (with a denominator of 4) and address fractions greater than 1. The activity can be found at https://www.mutualdance.org/g3m2a/.

Produced by Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio). Visit and subscribe to our channel for Get Up! Get Down!: Learning Through Dance or getupgetdown.org to access all of the materials, including a break-down of the lesson plans for teachers (detailing standards and so forth).

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