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Using Music To Improve Learning In Mathematics, Marie Duplessy Civil May 2007

Using Music To Improve Learning In Mathematics, Marie Duplessy Civil

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Today’s economic constraints mean tighter budgets and lowered staffing which in turn causes school districts to make difficult choices pertaining to arts programs. Utilizing music in an academic core curriculum has been argued as not only an opportunity that allows arts integration in the classroom but has revealed a direct correlation to increased student interest and academic success. The purpose of this study explores whether music can be used in a first-grade classroom to help students understand, enjoy, remember and apply certain mathematical concepts. The literature review section of this project examines research studies conducted in classrooms that highlight ...