Math-a-magic includes the songs: Cents-Ability, Two and A Day Around the World.
The song Cents-Ability is a helpful learning tool offering comparisons between the standard U.S. coins for primary age students.
The song Two offers a fun call and response style discovery workshop into the “laws of nature”, specifically the very influential “law of two”!
A Day Around the World is a song to assist and accompany the studies of the World Time Zones and World Geography.
Each song is chock full of math exercises.
The “Math-a-magic philosophy” really comes out from the heart of Arts Integrated Education – which in part, is about left/right brain hemisphere crossover and integration.
It’s like learning to play music: The left brain picks up repetitive patterns, sequences, musical ‘syntax’, meter, and certain rhythmic elements and can translate musical notation; whilst the right brain hemisphere seems to be involved in the interpretation, expression and evocation of feeling, connection, storyline, imagery…as an example.
Mathematics itself is simply not limited to a left brain approach. Re-imagine mathematics in the context of understanding the natural worlds, from spider webs to nebulae! Numbers are a beautifully versatile medium for interpreting and translating natural phenomena. In fact, numbers themselves are a natural phenomenon!
Mathematics is not only an ever evolving system for understanding energy and matter, content and form, motion, growth, symmetry and order, the ‘music of the spheres’ – it is a means of harmonizing with it!
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.” ~S. Gudder
“The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal.” ~William James