Dance program shows dance and math can add up

"These girls are learning a vital lesson: don't let anyone box them into any stereotype...They're shattering the idea that girls and math don't add up."

In after-school program, girls link elegance of dance and math 

"The absence of boys was basically unremarkable, and the stereotype that girls don't like math was completely absent from the room."

Can't do math? Dance it out.

"A key goal is to make the program available to student from all backgrounds -- giving girls from low income families another stepping stone to potentially high paying STEM career."

 

MIT Student's After-School Program Uses Dance to Improve Girls' Math Skills

"The dance portion of the program serves as a hook to draw girls who might not otherwise choose to attend a math program, but its utility doesn't stop there...learning dance builds confidence and grit, qualities that help girls persist with and succeed in math."

Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

"Because movement allows a student an alternative approach to the information, it can help put students in the receptive state required for learning. This breaching of mental barrie especially significant for young women, who are more likely to self-limit their abilities because of the social stigma associated with mathematics and STEM fields."

MIT students help middle-school girls SHINE in dance and math

"Dance was a natural pairing with mathematics for girls since, aside from providing physical activity, it requires dedication, attention to detail, and confidence to succeed. These same tools enable the girls to excel in mathematics."

 

Math and Movement

"During the program, we were able to watch the girls break out of their own ability to succeed in any endeavor. We heard teachers and parents alike tell us about how girls that would never speak up in class began participating, and how their grades improved."

Girls SHINE Dancing Hip Hop Variables

"Just giving your brain another way to understand information sometimes deepens your understanding...Learning choreography and grasping complex math concepts can also instill a level of confidence often lacking in girls of this age."

SHINE for Girls

"Through mentorship, tutoring, and dance practice, their group wants ensure that every girl has access to academic support, as well as healthy and creative endeavors."

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