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A-rhythm-etic. The Math Behind the Beats

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Your learners will dance in their seats as this talented drummer connects math to music in a short video clip. Clayton Cameron shows how math puts the "cool" in various genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop, pop, R&B, and others, while he shares his beats.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this fun moving video clip to remind learners that math is everywhere, or as part of a complete unit on the connections of mathematics and music
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure learners can hear clearly as they watch this video
  • Fun, upbeat, and engaging
  • Includes short assessment
  • Includes an additional reading passage that encourages further study of math in music
  • None
Common Core