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Comparing Values: Comparisons Between Musical Notation and Money

For Teachers K - 6th
Students identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in school, specifically math, are interrelated with those of music.
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Catch the Beat

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Use this rhythm and pattern activity during transition times or on it own. Start by introducing a rhythm with 2, 3, or 4 beats; use your feet, hands, or entire body to demonstrate. Once learners have figured out the pattern, they join...
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Rap Your Way Through Integers

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Your resource or special education class will have fun with this interesting approach to learning about integers. They use rap, movement, and an interactive online game to reinforce the rules of integers. A well-rounded lesson that...
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Linear and Locomotor Movements

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students develop locomotor movements. In this dance movement lesson, students identify lines and develop creativity while performing to "Cha Cha Slide". Students discuss how to create dances and difficulty of movements. 
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Let's Play Musical Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students practice recognizing shapes while using gross-motor skills. In this early childhood math movement lesson, students explore shapes as music plays and they walk the perimeter of large cut-out paper shapes by playing musical squares.
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Measurement and Estimation

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore estimation and measurement. In this estimation and measurement lesson plan, 2nd graders use footsteps to measure distances around the classroom. Students sing songs to measure the number of beats from one area to...
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Musical Hoops

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to the five health related concepts, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, body composition and flexibility through a game of musical hoops which incorporates math operations.
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Dance Challenge: Calculate and Compare Speed by Measuring a Series of Dance Movements

For Students 6th - 8th
Really neat! Kids choreograph a dance phrase and then measure the distance and speed of the phrase using a timer and a meter stick. They collect the data on a table which they use to determine an average. A series of observation and...
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Move to the Numbers

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners practice number recognition. In this math and music lesson plan, students work in teams to identify numbers through music and movement.
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Dance and Math

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine human body movements by measuring the choreography of a dance.  In this physical education lesson, 2nd graders participate in a creative dance which is based on specific movements of each limb, which students...
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Multiplication Movement

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders experience multiplication facts through movement and music. They view the Multiplication Rock video, choreograph a movement or dance to teach the multiplication facts of threes, and perform their dance.
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The Ants Go Marching

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Integrate art, math, life science, music, and fun in this beginning addition and subtraction activity. Children kinesthetically represent adding and subtracting numbers to 10; they stand up one at a time as you count forward and sit down...
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Dimension Dances

For Teachers 4th
Use dance to help learners conceptualize line segments, rays, lines, and planes. They choreograph dances that show dimensional space. Dancers start by pondering space, point, and lines as the teacher draws them in the air. Each movement...
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Exploring and Using Shapes to Make a Dance

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use their bodies to create various shapes to make a dance when given various music and beats. In this shapes and dance lesson plan, 2nd graders create lines, curves, twists, and angles with their bodies.
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Choreographing Math

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Leaners investigate families of linear functions through dance. They choreograph dance moves to model nine unique linear functions of their choosing. Using their dance moves, teams create a video presentation complete with music and...
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Congruent Polygons: Copying Stretchy Shapes

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate congruent polygons through dance. In this congruency instructional activity, 3rd graders do the "brain dance" as a warm up. They review polygon names by singing "The Polygon Chant," before mirroring congruent...
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Symmetrical Objects

For Teachers 4th
In order to better understand how to locate a plane of symmetry in 3-dimensional objects, learners create a dance. The class reviews dance and math symmetry, then they practice making symmetrical shapes and movements with a partner. They...
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Spark Activity: Basic Body Positions

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils practice basic body positions by moving to music using a locomotive skill called out by the teacher. Students move to a new spot when the music stops, and continue the game as new movements are called. Pupils discuss body parts...
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Arts Impact and Math

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders incorporate math into dancing. For this algebra lesson, 3rd graders identify different shapes and patterns using dance movements. They relate the different creations to polygons as they incorporate the use of stretchy bands...
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Cruisin' the Counties: Learning Counties and Major Roads in Arizona

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine Arizona counties and use the themes of location and movement to develop an Arizona map.
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Tap Your Feet

For Teachers K - 1st
Students access a website to examine how to follow a pattern. They find their own heartbeats and tap along with the beat. They access a second website to design a class composition before showing how they keep the beat. They use...
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Tap Your Feet

For Teachers K - 1st
Students listen to, analyze, and describe music. They experience performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
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Coin Motion

For Teachers K - 1st
Students recognize coins and their values and count coin groups. They play a game where when music is turned on they skip, hop, jog and when it is turned off, they go to a spot in the room marked with the same coin or value as is in...
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Mended Hearts, Broken Hearts, Healthy Hearts, Half-Hearted

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students integrate locomotor movements with nutrition information. They solve simple math functions related to the calories-per-gram contents of each nutrient and perform fitness activities to match the number of calories contained in...

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