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Author:Peter Appelbaum
Description: Rhythmic patterns are used to help the student act as apprentice mathematician and citizen mathematician (reading the newspaper, responsible consumerism, etc.). Rhythmic Ratios observations and introductions include the Basic Pattern Idea; Something to Try; A Song to Sing; South Indian Solkattu; West African Drumming. Other sections include Where's the Math?, Online Concerts, and Related Links. One of a series of five-week thematic unit plans designed to create interdisciplinary approaches to mathematics education, this path through elementary lesson plans, activities, and projects was generated by the Math Forum 1996 Summer Institute.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Audio, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Ratio/Proportion, Music
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies

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