Friday, April 5, 2013

Music Math Cards

Well... back to school after spring break.. sort of. I've been out for 3 months, back for 2 weeks just half days and surgery again next Thursday- hopefully a minor one, this time! What a crazy school year! As promised, here are some of the center ideas I've been working on... These are a set of cards you can download, print, cut out and use to work on "musical math" or create a game where students work in groups and time themselves to see how quickly they can figure out the correct answer! Could also be used as a whole class competition; divide class in half and see how quickly students can get the correct answer. Play using "hangman" and see which group wins. Let me know how you use it!

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  1. Awesome! I have a whole set of music math centers. These would fit in well!

    You could play Around The World at the end of class while waiting in line. That would be super-fun!

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  2. I really, really love these! The look of these cards is almost identical to many regular (addition, subtraction, etc) math practice cards I've seen. What a great correlation. I'm going to share these with my entire district. Thanks!

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    1. Emily, I'm glad you like them! My kids have a lot of fun with them and also like to create their own with their small white boards. The tricky thing is to get them to understand that they can use more than one rhythm note when they have an "answer" that extends beyond 4 beats.

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  3. I might be a dunce, but quarter rests = 1 or 0? Help!

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    1. Quarter rests still equal one beat of time even though they are silent beats. We count them as one to help us remember they equal one beat. :)

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  4. Thank you! I will be using these for a college class for a lesson plan. What age group would you suggest using them for?

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    1. HI Amy, I use these with 2nd through fourth. Mostly third and fourth grades. I would also use them with 5th if I taught that age. Of course, you need to make sure you have introduced half and whole note concepts to the 2nd graders before using these, which sometimes I get to and sometimes I wait until third to introduce whole notes. Kindergarten is exposed to concepts of quarter/half/rest a the beginning of the year, then we label it in about January, first grade uses the notation to compose/read, and second grade adds half note, third grade adds whole and whole rest and late third I introduce sixteenths and fourth adds eighth sixteenths and sixteenth eight patterns.
      Whew- that was a longer explanation but I thought as you were a college student it might be helpful to know a general age/stage for learning the rhythmic notation.

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