Seeing Music

Do, re, mi ... and a little bit of math! Learners analyze the mathematics of musical sound waves. They create a geometric sequence to determine the frequency of musical scales. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consult the music department to create an interdisciplinary lesson
  • Invite pupils to play their musical instruments for analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires graphing calculators
Pros

  • Includes both an opening and closing activity
  • Provides a solution guide for each part of the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core