Sep 19th, 2013
LAKE WALES – Janie Howard Wilson Elementary second graders are discovering math is “hidden” in one of their favorite subjects – music!
Kinzie Lombard (top, l-r), Jania Leath, Romance Comer and Noah Williams work on a puzzle in music class that helps them see that music notes have “values” like fractions or pieces of a pie.
“This is what Common Core is about – helping students make connections across the curriculum,” said music teacher Micky Caban. “This activity helps them learn about notes and their values in music, but it also prepares them for upcoming lessons with their classroom teachers in math.”
Caban created the lesson after talking to second grade teacher Nichole Perrett, who asked for help reinforcing the concept of fractions.