ERIC Number: ED425918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-13
Music Training and Mathematics Achievement of Ninth Graders.
Cheek, Joyce M.; Smith, Lyle R.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) mathematics scores of ninth graders (N=113) who had received music lessons were compared according to whether the students were given private lessons. Comparisons were also made between students whose lessons were on the keyboard and students whose lessons involved something other than the keyboard. Students who had private lessons for two or more years performed significantly higher on the composite mathematics portion of the ITBS than those students who did not have private lessons. Students whose lessons involved the keyboard had significantly higher ITBS mathematics scores than those students whose lessons did not involve the keyboard. These results are discussed in relation to previous research on music training and mathematics achievement. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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