Jill K. Carter
Fractions and Music Composition for 1st Graders
Learning about fractions in first grade can be challenging. To help first-graders better understand the fraction concepts of half and whole, a first-grade teacher with a music background will integrate music composition into a unit about fractions. The class will create songs about fraction concepts and record these on iPads to further student learning. Students will learn about fraction concepts as well as basic music theory concepts by using music and math apps during math center time. They will also use the iPads to practice singing and reviewing the class-created songs during center time. Finally, students will create their own music compositions using iPad apps to share with others and demonstrate their knowledge about first-grade fraction concepts.