Embodying Maths

An investigation into the impacts of using drama in the mathematics classroom.

The Embodying Mathematics project was a Key Stage 2 curriculum and professional development project. It is a collaboration between Complicité theatre company and the Mathematics Education Research Group at Sheffield Hallam University and is supported by the John Lyon’s Charity and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Embodying Mathematics activities were informed by movement and drama principles and offer pupils and teachers different and enriched ways of learning mathematics. The project brought together activities developed in Complicité’s successful school based maths/drama workshops and a number of body-based activities and approaches developed by mathematics educators. All activities align with the Primary Mathematics National Curriculum.

Following a year of design work with schools in London, Complicité worked with schools in London and Sheffield to further develop project materials and to assess their impact on pupils.

© Dina Mousawi