Incorporating math through music provides students with opportunities to strengthen basic math skills. Allowing students to use movement and lyrics ensures that the entire mind and body are learning. Plus...it makes learning fun. When I was growing up, School House Rock was big. I can still sing the songs and I bet you know them too. Below you will see Will Smith using music to learn the periodic table of elements.
I believe math skills can be taught through music. Studies have been done to prove that teaching students math skills using music and songs improves math scores by about 50 percent. I still believe in the traditional math class but we should incorporate chants, songs and raps to allow other styles of learning too.
Adding Parts- Tune of Gilligan's Island
Subtraction-Wheels on the Bus
Division-My Bologna Has a First Name
Let's Divide- Skip to My Lou
Fractions- My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean