Element of Rhythm in Multiplication (LS-HR-339)

Richard Wagner: Overture in D

This learning scenario integrates Maths and Music in order to make acquisition of multiplication easier for younger students.

Multiplying music

Incorporating music into maths can change the dynamics of mathematics, making it a more enjoyable experience for everyone. The best way to incorporate music into maths is echoing the maths rule. Therefore, memorization is a key in Music and  Math and practising rhythm, through identifying beat patterns, helps with multiplying. Analysing with counting and clapping along is a great way to gain familiarity with factors and multiplication.

As an introduction, students play  Europeana memory game. Then they listen to music, clap rhythmically trying to echo the maths rule for multiplication. They apply this combination of music and maths through a worksheet prepared by the teacher.

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