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ERIC Number: EJ819233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Do Re Mi, 1-2-3: That's How Easy Math Can Be--Using Music to Support Emergent Mathematics
Geist, Kamile; Geist, Eugene
Young Children, v63 n2 p20-25 Mar 2008
Research suggests that young children's active participation in music supports emergent mathematics knowledge, such as patterning and one-to-one correspondence. The authors define and explain steady beat, rhythm, melody, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and style. They suggest ways teachers can use these elements of music with infants, toddlers, and young children to foster early mathematical thinking. The article gives detailed examples of simple, developmentally appropriate music activities for young children that all teachers (including those without music training!) can use in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A