Lesson Plan

Musical Math

Students love to explore instruments! Add some method to the madness by having students count, add, and subtract when working together to make music.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve addition and subtraction problems while identifying common musical instruments.


(10 minutes)
  • Put a big pile of musical instruments in the middle of the classroom. Make sure there are multiple numbers of the same instrument.
  • Have students work together to sort instruments into smaller piles of like instruments (e.g. drums with drums and cymbals with cymbals).