Tag: math

From Protractors to Pirouettes: How Marena Pérez Shares Her Passion for Math With Ballet Students in Puerto Rico

As founder, artistic director, and principal dancer of Mauro Ballet School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marena Pérez wears a lot of hats, from rehearsal scheduler to casting guru to costume and set designer. When she shifts gears to dancer mode, she loves taking on lead roles in classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, […]

This After-School Dance Program Makes Math Accessible—and Cool

Dancers in SHINE demonstrate mathematical concepts with their bodies. MIT graduate and dancer Kirin Sinha is using movement to teach math to middle school girls. She created the after-school program SHINE, not only to help students understand concepts—using movement games and building shapes with the body—but to change their attitudes toward being females in math […]