Posted by: trailerpilot | 04:16::2009

Shake your Gauss-Jordan Elimination thang.

This is pretty terrific: D.C.-area teacher/choreographers Erik Stern and Karl Schaeffer, Ph.D. have started a program called MathDance that brings into schools what dancers have known all along: That “having a kinesthetic experience of an abstract idea is extremely helpful in understanding what that abstract is,” as Schaeffer puts it. Science Daily has a good rundown on the program and a video clip of one of their sessions; you an also visit Schaeffer and Stern’s adorably wholesome website for more info.

Laffs courtesy Humboldt State University Math Club.

Laffs courtesy Humboldt State University Math Club.

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