Rhythm Patterns

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Fractions can be tricky. Why not have kids think of fractions like they think of eighth, quarter, and half notes? In teams, the class creates four-measure patterns with their percussion instruments. They need to explain their rhythm using fractions and mathematical terminology. The class then discusses basic fractions used in measurement that also relate to the beats played in music. A wonderful way to introduce adding fractions.

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