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Math Dance!

1st solve this EASY fraction problem!

It SOUNDS easier than you think!

1/5 + 1/7 =

A. 2/35

B.2/12

C.12/35

Click me!

Click the speaker

For a musical way to solve the answer!

Rock’n Time!

Welcome to the

Math Dance!

It’s music to put you in the MODE.

Not just your AVERAGEMath Dance.

With a RANGE of diverse artists and songs.

Do you know what IMEAN?

The Tasks

Task#1 Process

Task #2 Process

Task#3 Process

Evaluation

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Let’s rock!

Math Dance

The MEANMath Dance.

Not just your AVERAGEMath Dance.

It’s music to put you in the MODE.

With a RANGE of diverse artists and songs.

Math Dance Introduction

Chaperones are Gary Hank, Scott Yerger, ,and Becky Suydam

Let’s rock!

Task #1: You are a DJ that must create 1 hour worth of music for a Math Dance.

You will keep a running time of your songs.

Task #2: You will find the measures of central tendencies of your data.

In simple terms, the mean, median, mode, and range of your data.

Task #3 You will present your findings through an oral presentation to the class.

Explaining the math correlations.

Brief biography of Artists.

Distribute a hard copy of the completed DJ itinerary worksheet

JUST FOR FUN!! Change the lyrics to a song of choice that will have a correlation to a math concept.

Let’s Rock!

You are the DJ. (hardcopy printout)

*Your task is to create 1 hour of music for the Math Dance.

*On the spreadsheet provided on the next page, list the song titles, artists, year recorded, genres, and time of each song.

*Each song must have a correlation to mathematics, either in the title or the artist. (Check out myexamples)

*No song may be over 7 minutes long.

*You may not use more than 2 songs from each artist.

* You must keep a running time of the songs.

Example

*To find help with locating songs, click here.

http://www.allmusic.com/

Here is another option. Click here.http://www.billboard.com/

Do you have iTunes, use it!

Great for artist information

See the math correlations in the titles and artists.

Go to Intro.

Go to Tasks

Go to Task #1 process

Go to examples

Go to worksheet #1

Go to Task #2 process

Go to worksheet #2

Example

OK, now I have to get MEAN!

(and median, mode, and range)

Now that the music for the dance is complete, find themean, mode, median, and range for the years. Do the same steps for the times.

Example

Dr.Ufigure

Don\'t know what these blue words mean? No problem, just click here! Dr. Ufigure will help you step by step.

Go to Tasks

Go to Task #1 process

Go to examples

Go to worksheet #1

Page 8 Worksheet #2 Measures of Central Tendencies

Did you follow Dr. Ufigure’s directions?

OK, Let’s start with the years of your songs. Did you have any from the 60’s? What, No Beatles? That’s ok.

Use the space provided to list the years. Remember 1st to last.

The Median of the years is_________________.

The Mode of the years is_______________.

The Mean of the years is _______________.

The Range of the years are __________________.

Lets; do the same for the times. List the times short to long. Do you have to change them to seconds?

The Median of the time is_________________.

The Mode of the time is_______________.

The Mean of the time is _______________.

The Range of the time are __________________.

Want to create a new Math song?

Think of one of your favorite songs. Think of the lyrics to the song. Change the lyrics so the song is now an official Math song. Here is a nice site for lyrics.

www.lyrics.com

Click here for the original lyrics of the song.

Original song 8675309/Jenny, Jenny

Recorded by Tommy Tutone 1981

Click here for the NEW MATH LYRICS!!!

Go to Intro.

Go to Tasks

Go to Task #1 process

Go to examples

Go to worksheet #1

Go to Task #2 process

Go to worksheet #2

Go to examples

Go to New Math lyrics

Hey! Jenny Jenny, who can I turn to? You give me something I can hold on to I know you think I like the others before We your name and number on the wall Jenny, I got your number I need to make you mine Jenny, don\'t change your number 8675309 (8675309) 8675309 (8675309) Jenny Jenny, your only girl for me You don\'t know me, but you make me so happy I tried to call you before But I lost mind I tried my imagination, But I was disturbed I got it (I got it) I got it I got your number on the wall I got it (I got it) I got it For a good time For a good time call (Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to? (8675309) On the bright side, I can always turn to you *Repeat Until Fade* (8675309)

Original song

8675309/Jenny,Jenny

Recorded by Tommy Tutone 1981

Go to Intro.

Go to Tasks

Go to Task #1 process

Go to examples

Go to worksheet #1

Go to Task #2 process

Go to worksheet #2

Go to examples

Go to New Math lyrics

(sung to the tune 8675309 Jenny, Jenny by Tommy Tutone)

Hey!

Circle, circle, who can I turn to?

I need to find the distance around you.

I never found the length of a curve before.

Till I saw your number on the board.

Circle, I got your number

I need to multiply.

By your diameter

3.14159

3.14159

Circle, circle, you\'re the shape for me.

To find your area would make me so happy.

I tried the method before but I got nowhere.

This time I multiplied your number by the radius squared.

Circle, I got your number

I need to multiply.

By the square of your radius

3.14159

3.14159

I got it, I got it.

I will remember till I die.

I got it, I got it.

In the formulas, you just multiply by pi!

Circle, I got your number

But there\'s always more to find.

Your digits go on forever.

3.14159265358979323846264

Circle, Circle, who can I turn to?

For the answers I need I can always turn to pi.

3.14159

3.14159

How do you like the new Math Song?

This song is great to play on March 14th.

Go to Intro.

Go to Tasks

Go to Task #1 process

Go to examples

Go to worksheet #1

Go to Task #2 process

Go to worksheet #2

Go to examples

Go to original song lyrics

You will be evaluated on the 3 tasks.

Task #1 DJ itinerary worksheet: 1 Hour of music with correct run time

Title/Artists have a correlation to Mathematics

Years

Genre Total completion 30 points

Task #2 Measures of Central Tendencies worksheet. Total completion 50 points

Task #3 Oral presentation 20 points

CONCLUSION

I feel that music is the universal language. I hope that this was a fun and educational experience. If you get a chance to come to Lopatcong Middle School on March 14th(Pi day) you will hear a rock’n live version of the Pi Song!

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