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Topic: Free Online Musical Math Manipulatives
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Patricia

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Free Online Musical Math Manipulatives
Posted: Jan 5, 2005 11:30 PM
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I just found out about this website by Phil Tulga. He's a music
educator who created these tools for making music that cleverly
integrates mathematical concepts like patterns and fractions with
musical ideas like rhythm and pitch:

Unifix Drum Machine
<a href="http://www.philtulga.com/unifix.html">http://www.philtulga.com/unifix.html</a>
You get three drums, and click to make patterns. When all three drums
sound together you get an unexpected rhythm. There are also built-in
rhythms to listen to.

Musical Fraction Bars
<a href="http://www.philtulga.com/fractionbars.html">http://www.philtulga.com/fractionbars.html</a>
Arrange the bars to create a melody.

Pattern Block Rock
<a href="http://www.philtulga.com/patternblock.html">http://www.philtulga.com/patternblock.html</a>
Useblocks of different shapes to describe a rhythm, and then listen to
your creation.

Fraction Pie Rhythm
<a href="http://www.philtulga.com/pie.html">http://www.philtulga.com/pie.html</a>
Use pie slices to describe a rhythm, and listen to a drum play it.

The tools require the free "Shockwave" software, which you can
download if you need it using the link on the tool page.

Check out the home page for even more information and resources about
intergrating Math and Music...


-Patricia
pmurphy@buffalo.K12.ny.us





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