Lesson Plan #:AELP-MUS0004
Submitted by: Matthew Dorschner
Endorsed by: Dr. Don Descy, Mankato State University Date: February 26, 1997
Grade Level(s): Preschool Education, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3
Description: Students will learn how math and music are related. The students will understand how mathematical addition is applied to music. (To help them understand this concept, students will be learning note values in music class the same time that the classroom teacher is working on addition.)
Goal: Students will learn the value of notes and be able to add the values.
Background Information: This activity is meant for the primary grades, and the thought behind doing it is to get students to understand addition as it applies to other subjects. The most important point in order for this lesson to work is to coordinate it with the music teacher. Concepts: Students will be able to understand addition beyond their textbooks in real, practical terms. Students will understand the meaning of counting and note values when reading or singing music.
- sheet music
Useful Internet Resource:
* Music Theory
Scroll down the page for information about note values.