This article, written by Nicky Goulder and Samantha Lodge, reveals
how maths and marimbas can go hand-in-hand! Why not try out some of
the musical maths activities in your own classroom?
If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in
the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which
numbers will be loud?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking
if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new
rhythm at the same time?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls
and donkeys on the wheel.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
An article for students and teachers on symmetry and square dancing. What do the symmetries of the square have to do with a dos-e-dos or a swing? Find out more?