Exploring Rate In The Context Of Music

Exploring Rate In The Context Of Music

Math and Music

Opening

Math and Music

Give some examples of how math is connected to music.

Hint:

  • When might a musician use counting?
  • Can the volume of an instrument change its sound?
  • If you know how to read music, how are notes measured?

Mixing Music

Opening

Mixing Music

  • Listen to the music as a class and tap out the beat with your classmates.

AUDIO: Beats

Tap the Beats

Work Time

Tap the Beats

Open the interactive and play one of the sound tracks. Follow the instructions and tap the beat as you listen to the songs.

After listening to a track, discuss these questions with your partner.

  • Is the number of beats per minute constant? How do you know?
  • How are the beats expressed on the double number line?
  • Choose the graph option. How are the beats expressed on the graph?
  • Compare the graph and the double number line. How are they alike? How are they different?
  • Play another track and verify your findings about the questions.

INTERACTIVE: Tap the Beats

Hint:

Think about what a point on the graph means.

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes on the beats per minute and how they are represented on the double number line and the graph.

Hint:

  • What is meant by constant rate ?
  • How does your double number line show beats per minute as a constant rate?
  • How does your graph show beats per minute as a constant rate?

Reflect On Your Work

Work Time

Reflection

Write a reflection about the ideas discussed in class today. Use one of the the sentence starters below if you find it to be helpful.

  • Something I have learned about rates is …
  • Something I still wonder about rates is...