Adding motions to complement learning activates more cognitive processes for recall and understanding. Supplementing verbal information with gestures that represent real-world objects, like angles or shapes, can facilitate thinking about mathematical ideas that are not easily described by words alone.
At 22:02, watch how this fifth grade teacher uses hand gestures to increase students' understanding of a word problem on adding and subtracting fractions. By using pointing gestures, this teacher directs student Attention to the key concepts in the problem.
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