This engaging Music and Math video course, MozartMath, is an interdisciplinary program teaching math and music. The music instruction includes music theory and instruction on playing rhythm patterns while emphasizing the math concepts that are integral to music. The math in this course is designed as a supplementary math program.
This course includes:
· Three sections: Music Foundations, Notes and Rests, Math Extensions
· 36 video lessons
· 36 lesson review videos (I explain how to use the worksheet for each lesson)
· 25 quizzes to check for understanding and accompanying answer sheets
· 38 practice worksheets (including Level 1 and Level 2 for certain activities)
· Over 8 hours of video lessons!
Upon course completion, students will be able to play rhythm patterns using quarter notes and rests, half notes and rests, and whole notes and rests. They will understand time signature and how to organize notes and rests in the measures according to time signature. Students will complete math activities using music symbols.
This video course is primarily intended for early elementary students. This is a great preparatory course for students wanting to learn to read music and play a musical instrument or develop their singing voice.
Section 1: Music Foundations
Read music left to right
Bar line, double bar line, repeat sign, measure
Section 2: Notes and Rests
Quarter note and quarter rest
Half note and half rest
Whole note and whole rest
Reading a rhythm pattern
Great composers (Pachelbel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss II)
Section 3: Math Extensions
Addition and subtraction
Introduction to variables and equal sign
Comparing: alike and different
Shapes, separate a whole into equal parts
Graphing: recording and analyzing data
Greater than, less than, equal to
Numerals: recognition and writing
Patterning: identify, copy, create, extend
Sorting and labeling
MozartMath is founded upon the assumption of the Multiple Intelligence Theory that children are "smart" in different ways and should be taught through a variety of techniques. The lessons take what most children feel is one of their best "smarts"--music--and link it with another "smart"--math. This approach strengthens both "smarts." Children are motivated to learn when they see the real-world application of knowledge. In MozartMath, the real-world application is the creation of music.
Linguistic intelligence: (word smart): lyrics to children's songs teach new concepts, focus on new vocabulary, storytelling
Logical-mathematical intelligence: (number/reasoning smart) numerals, ordinals, note-value exercises, classifying and grouping, analyzing data
Spatial intelligence: (picture smart) pictures of Music Box Buddies, graphing, relative position activities, puzzles, memory games
Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence: (body smart) playing rhythm patterns, beat patterns, art activities, using manipulatives, actions to songs
Musical intelligence: (music smart) singing, learning songs, playing rhythm patterns, playing along with classical music, classifying songs as fast/slow
Interpersonal intelligence: (people smart) playing duets and trios
Intrapersonal intelligence: (self smart) individual projects, self-evaluation of work