May 4, 2007
Volume 12 No. 18

In This Issue

Mathematics and Music


LessonLab Research Institute: Research Study


Mathematics and Music

Rachel W. Hall in the Department of Math and Computer Science, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, offers links to her articles on mathematics and music in PDF format, including:

  • Asymmetric Rhythms and Tiling Canons
  • Math for Poets and Drummers
  • Playing Musical Tiles
  • Detecting Meter in Recorded Music
  • Asymmetric Rhythms, Tiling Canons, and Burnside's Lemma
  • The Mathematics of Musical Instruments

Other links to articles are organized under

  • Presentations
  • Ethnomathematics
  • C*-Algebras
  • Undergraduate Research


Dr. S.M. Hajsadr's electronic lessons are animated learning materials with accompanying audio. Sample lessons include:

  • Teaching of Algebra
  • Teaching of Numeracy
  • The Story of Two Times Table
  • Application of Math
  • Teaching of a Language
  • Programming
  • Math Exam Paper

LessonLab Research Institute: Research Study

The LessonLab Research Institute in Santa Monica, CA, is conducting a federally funded study. They have a time-limited call for participation of math teachers of grades 4-9.

Participation entails:

  • committing 3 hours of time
  • completing a background survey
  • responding to a set of video clips of mathematics lessons
  • completing a survey on mathematics teaching

If you are willing to participate, register here:

Start the registration process and when prompted, enter the following "content key": TeKnoF

For those teachers completing the task, LessonLab is providing a $75 gift certificate. Refer a colleague and receive a $20 finder's fee when the referred person completes the same research tasks.


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