Plan an entire year of an arts-integrated mathematics curriculum with ready-to-use lesson plans and resources designed for elementary classroom and music teachers. Eighteen lesson plans combine the mathematics curriculum with music, movement, and visual art to enrich your classroom instruction and supplement your curricula. Author and educator Karin Nolan has gathered primary elementary math and fine arts standards from around the country (including the national arts standards) and created lessons for those objectives found most often. Also included are guidelines for developing your arts-integrated lesson plans to maximize your students' learning and creativity. There is a unique gentleness and passion in music and the arts that one cannot experience or express through any other means, and this book brings some of that beauty and creativity into elementary classrooms. Teachers reinforce both math and musical concepts through enjoyable techniques designed to enhance student mastery. Musi-Matics! has also successfully been used in college classes for elementary education and music education methods courses. This book guides teachers and future teachers through the lesson planning process and through arts-integration concepts.
Karin K. Nolan has taught music at every grade level from preschool through college over the last eight years, including her currently position teaching music for Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, AZ, and teaching music education at the University of Arizona. While currently completing her doctorate in Music Education, Nolan presents at numerous conferences and workshops around the country about her research endeavors, arts integration, learner-centered education, and arts advocacy.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Ready-to-Use Plans for Arts-Integrated Mathematics Lessons Part 3 How to Create Your Own Arts-Integrated Curriculum