Thursday, August 11th, 2011...9:53 am

Having a ball with math

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In my mime and math show, I usually teach simple mime illusions like touching an invisible wall and catching a mime ball. The illusions are then connected to mathematical concepts. How? Watch the following video and follow along, if you will.

For children, this exercise touches on useful concepts of arithmetic and estimation. Further, they explore the concept while learning a mime illusion that many practice in line as they leave a school assembly to return to their classrooms. It is also an active, kinesthetic way of exploring such ideas. And, no one gets hit in the head with the ball! ¬†I’ll leave you with a picture of a group of children making their mime ball.

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