D.T409

Dancing Geometry

Dancing Geometry

Students will create a movement phrase that links to geometry core content and includes technical acuity and attention to space, time, and energy. This creation will take place over three class periods. Individually, each student will create a 24-count movement phrase followed by working in pairs to create a duet. The two phrases will then be combined back-to-back into one 48-count movement phrase.

Prior to this assessment, the teacher should address geometric concepts with students. Some ideas to include may be geometric definitions, visual representations, etc. to insure student understanding for further exploration and application. The teacher may also make the decision to reduce the number of items on the list of geometric concepts to meet the needs and learning styles of students (see Geometric Concept list below).

Performances will be recorded for teacher scoring.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Theme/Concept (Geometry)

    Clarity and Identity

  • Transitions

    Between Movement Phrase, Between Sections, and Overall Connections

  • Performance Quality

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Clearly incorporated 2 or fewer geometric concepts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Clearly incorporated 3 geometric concepts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Clearly incorporated 4 geometric concepts.

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  • Clearly incorporated 5 or more geometric concepts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Minimally created smooth and appropriate transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Moderately created smooth and appropriate transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Proficiently created smooth and appropriate transitions.

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  • Created smooth and appropriate transitions beyond expectations.

    N/A at this time.
  • Minimally performed movement phrase incorporating use of expression, dynamics, space and energy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Moderately performed movement phrase incorporating use of expression, dynamics, space and energy.

    N/A at this time.
  • Proficiently performed movement phrase incorporating use of expression, dynamics, space and energy.

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  • Performed movement phrase incorporating use of expression, dynamics, space and energy beyond expectations.

    N/A at this time.
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