The Kennedy Center: Amazing Fibonacci - Hidden Life of Numbers Make Memorable Music

How the Hidden Life of Numbers Make Memorable Music

Can a mathematician who lived 800 years ago teach us how to appreciate music? This hands on math and music lesson offers creative and intellectual opportunities. Using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers as the jumping off point, your students study math concepts of pattern, recursion, Phi and the Golden Ratio and develop their ability to analyze the structure of music. Students access the internet to learn about current trends in the field of math and discuss their practical applications. Music activities include choral singing, composing an original piece of music on paper, another on a keyboard, and a jam session.


Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Patterning & Sequencing, Ratios, Rates & Percents
High School

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