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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Volume

15

Issue

1-2

Abstract

In this experimental paper, we document an experience of artistic research, initiated by searching an answer for the question "Is it possible to learn mathematics through dance?". We reflect on three different pathways towards experiencing mathematics in dance: theory, methodology and artistic experience. Following these pathways requires us to challenge established assumptions about mathematics and research and finally allows for exploring the dancing body itself as the potential space of mathematical knowledge. While we remain far from our initial aim of being able to make concrete suggestions about how to integrate dance as an integral part of school mathematics, this article reveals the emancipatory potential of dancing mathematics, facilitating positive experiences with mathematics that hitherto appeared impossible to us.

First Page

201

Last Page

227

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