Music is a powerful communication tool–it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Music is also connected to math! In this You Tube video, drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music and shows how different styles of music rely on math.
How can you spend your Math Minutes this week?
NOTE: There will be a Google form for all the Math Minutes in April. We will use the responses from these forms (and comments/participation in previous Math Minutes) to determine who will attend Extreme Math Day on May 13.
- Watch Clayton Cameron’s video and answer a few questions about the video (Google Form)
- Read this article to find out how the Fibonacci Sequence shows up in music. This article has even more connections to music and math. After reading the articles, post a comment about something new you learned. When posting a comment, use your first name, grade, and school (i.e. Tyler, 5, Sunset). Do not publish your email.
- If you’re a musician, you already know quite a bit about how math and music are related. We’d love to showcase your work by posting something you created on our Student Showcase Wiki. Write (or play) a piece of music and email a picture (or audio file) to the EY coordinator at your building.
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