Reinforce students’ understanding of rounding numbers through melody exploration. By creating short melodies and identifying melodic direction aurally, students work collaboratively to practice musical skills and mathematical understandings.
Through composition of word chains describing plane figures, students will develop skills and understandings in mathematics and music. Teamwork and creativity are necessary to create an interesting word chant that demonstrates understanding and identification of plane figures. Musical skills addressed include improvising, composing, listening, speaking, playing instruments, and moving.