My Math Band
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Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Learning Target: Students will collaborate together on a music project, focusing on the pentatonic scale.
- Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_iXyqw2RLo
- Select one or more partners (maximum 5, you may work alone).
- Name your band.
- Select music or create your own.
- Music must include the pentatonic scale: https://www.bethsnotesplus.com/2012/02/pentatonic-songs.html
- You may use the instrument you constructed in the previous lesson (not required).
- Vocals are not required, but may accompany your instruments.
- Practice and record your music. Record using Stream or another video/audio recording tool.
- Obtain a Peer Review before you record your final.
- Provide a chart of roles (who did what). Each student should participate in creating the music for one more more instrument.
- Include an explanation of how your music uses the pentatonic scale.
Pentatonic ratios: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/kqdoeigw5f
Major Pentatonic Scales
|Major Scale||Pentatonic Scale||Ex. 1||Ex. 2||Ex. 3||Ex. 4|
Songs which use the pentatonic scale:
Amazing Grace (Amazing_Grace.mscz)
Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Old_McDonald_Had_A_Farm.mscz)
Cotton Eyed Joe (Cotton_Eyed_Joe.mscz)
- Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Swing_Low_Sweet_Chariot.mscz)
CCSS Math Practice
- I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts