Tag Archives: music

130 years of climate change data

  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 […]

It’s not just music

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 […]

Math in music

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 […]

Landfill Harmonic

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 […]

How to solve a song by Karen Cheng

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?