Daniel Crawford is working on an interesting problem; how can we represent data about climate change in other ways. Each note he plays represents the average temperature for a year, with higher pitched notes representing higher temperatures. While I wouldn’t call this piece very musical, it is a very interesting and useful way to represent […]
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Listen to the two songs linked below, and ask yourself, is this the message we should be sending our children? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7LIQini0mI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R-FGchhwLw After the horrible rape case in the now infamous town of Steubenville, I have been thinking about what could possibly have made this act seem justified by the boys who committed it, and […]
I’m always on the look-out for ways of finding connections between mathematics and other areas of knowledge. Music is one of the areas of knowledge that I know has some similarities with mathematics, and so I’ve been brainstorming ways one could incorporate music into a mathematics classroom. Here are a few examples. A musical scale […]
Find a little more than 3 minutes, and watch the following trailer for the Landfill Harmonic movie. My favourite quote from this trailer: People realize that we shouldn’t throw out trash carelessly. Well, we shouldn’t throw away people either. I wonder what the world would look like if we all lived by Neil Degrasse Tyson‘s […]
Karen Cheng demonstrates fairly convincingly that music and mathematics are linked. This video is definitely worth watching. How could this be incorporated into the classroom? Any ideas?