90. More Math-a-magic!
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.”
You can find Cents-Ability, Two and A Day Around the World here.
“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