Arts ESU2
Performing Arts, Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
Lower Primary
  • Math
  • Music
  • NE Math
  • NE Music
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Number
  • math
  • music
  • ne-math
  • ne-music
  • number
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    Education Standards

    Music and Math

    Music and Math


    This resource was created by Jennifer Trenhaile, in collaboration with Dawn DeTurk, Hannah Blomstedt, and Julie Albrecht, as part of ESU2's Integrating the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education, practice, and coaching.

    Arts Integration Lesson Plan


    Lesson Title:
    Content Area: MathFine Arts Area: Music
    Grade Level: 1stTeacher:  Jennifer Trenhaile


    Standards and Alignment
    Content Area Standard:1.1.3dFine Arts Standard:2.4.1b2.4.2
    Key Vocabulary:RhythmAdditionSumMaterials List:Online CurriculumRhythm InstrumentsPictures/


    Lesson Delivery
    Students will begin class with a song “jumping jacks.”  We will talk about how some notes are faster (shorter) than others.  Show graphic score so they can see that some of the pictures are split and will go faster.Using the online curriculum lesson the students will make different rhythm patterns.    Explain that we can count each pattern a different way instead of 1 2 & 3 4, etc.  We can “add them up” to get a sum.The students will then use the graphics and instruments to “add up” what they see (find the sum). For example, dog = 1 and puppy = 2 (based on syllables). Finish with a Halloween song.


    Assessment and Reflection
    Content Assessment:Arts Assessment:
    Student Reflection:Teacher Reflection:



    Visuals and Handouts