CREATIVE MUSIC/DANCE LESSON PLAN
Math: 2-Digit Addition with Regrouping
Grade: 2nd Length: 45 minutes
Student Learning Outcome: The students will demonstrate an understanding of 2-digit addition and how numbers are divided into ones, tens, and hundreds, by creating representative shapes and movement.
Equipment Needed: Hand Drum; CD player; CD with creative dance music; Poster to write math facts on, as needed; pictures of dancers making number shapes; The Human Alphabet by Pilobolus (optional).
Utah Core – Math
Domain: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Standard 1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions
Utah Fine Arts Core – Dance
Standard 2: The student will identify and demonstrate the movement elements in performing dance.
Objective 2: Expand dance vocabulary with movement experiences in space.
a. Create symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes with the body, then alternate one with the other while changing levels and/or the direction the body is facing.
Standard 3: The student will improvise, create, perform, and respond to movement solutions in the art form of dance.
Objective 1: Explore the process of making a dance.
Objective 2: Create and discuss movement solutions derived from movement exploration.
Standard 4: The student will understand and demonstrate dance in relation to its historical and cultural origins.
Objective 3: Make connections between dance and other disciplines.