Math with Jake: Ratios and Fractions

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And the beat goes on. The installment of the Math at the Core: Ratios series introduces time signatures in music. A musician shows the relationship between different types of musical beats. Working in pairs, classmates create beat patterns and confirm they are full measures by adding their fractional representations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a metronome to help keep the beat
  • Ask a class member who is a drummer to demonstrate different beats
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be comfortable adding fractions

  • Contains suggestions of questions to ask during the video
  • Includes learning outcomes to ensure students are on track

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Common Core