Mathematics in Music
||Help students find the connections between mathematics and music with these lesson plans, printables, and references. There are plenty of fun and interactive ways for your students to learn about jazz, Mozart, and composing music, while exploring numbers, patterns, and graphing. From learning about tempo to writing songs about math concepts, you'll find great activities for elementary, intermediate, and high school students.
- Numbers and Songs
Students will create and perform songs based on math concepts and facts, with this lesson plan. It is designed for students in 5th through 7th grades, but can be customized to meet your classroom needs.
Jazz & Math Connected
- Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Connect music and math through the study of jazz. In this music lesson, students learn about the use of fractions in music. They will compare and contrast the rhythms of marches and jazz based on the examples in a documentary, and explore notation, subdivision of notes and the altered and innovative rhythms found in jazz music.
Related Music Resources
- Music National Content Standard #8
Music National Content Standard #8 focuses on understanding relationships between music and other disciplines. Use these resources to connect music with reading, math, social studies, and other arts.
- National Standards for Music Education
Incorporate the nine National Standards for Music Education into your curriculum. Use these resources to teach students in grades K-12 about singing, instruments, music composition, and much more!
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