The geometric shapes seen in the body
movements in the very popular Deuda Naach (Naach
means dance in Nepali language) of the Karnali region of
Nepal and the arguments used in the Deuda song show
the experimental, logical, and creativity of mathematics.
The major concern of this article is to explorethe use of
mathematics on Deuda Naach in the Karnaliregion and
it can be used in the teaching-learning process in
mathematics class. A qualitative research design was
used to collect the information and interpret it.
Specifically, Deuda Naach improves the mathematics
skills, logical skills, creativity, and critical thinking of
students. Also, it enhances the motor skills, socioemotional level, and motivation of students. Deuda
players (players refer to the dancers dancing in Deuda
songs) make different geometrical shapes according to
the different rhythms of Deuda songs. The body
movement and the steps of the foots of kheladi
(players/dancer) are more interesting and meaningful
for geometry teaching. On the other hand, singing Deuda
songs along with DeudaNaachmakes it more interesting
and mathematicallylogical as mathematical and
geometrical references are used in songs.
Keywords : Body movement, geometrical shapes, rhythm, synchronized, kinesthetic