Lesson Title: Probability and Beat
Grade Level5th grade 
Core Subject Area:Math  Fine Arts Subject Area:Music 
Standards Alignment  Content Area Standard(s): MA 5.4.3 Probability: Students will interpret and apply concepts of probability.  Fine Arts Standard(s):FA 5.4.1.b Create, evaluate, and refine musical ideas with teachergenerated criteria (e.g., melody, rhythm, harmony).  Core Subject Vocabulary: probabilityHow likely something is to happen  Fine Arts Vocabulary: Beatthe steady pulse in music. tempo the pace or speed of the music Largo: very slow. Andante: walking speed Moderato: moderately, medium speed Allegro: quickly,fast Presto: very fast  Core Subject Learning Objectives:  Fine Arts Learning Objectives: 

Materials:dice, musical instruments 
Lesson Teaching Sequence 
Day 1 I doTeach the students beat. Beat is like walking. We need to keep it a steady beat. This means the tempo stays the same. We doStay up and march in place. Clap together with each step. You doPractice keeping a steady beat with changing the tempo. Drum sticks Glockenspiel Tambourine Clapping Boom sticks Cow bell Day 2Probability I doThe probability of an event is the likelihood that the event will happen. If an event is sure to happen, then it has a certain probability, If an event is more likely to happen than not happen, then it has a likely probability. If the likelihood of two events happening is the same, then they have equal probability. We doYou have to look at how many possible options there are. If I use a coin and I flip it how different sides can it land on? Yes 2 sides. The probability can be written as a fraction. The fraction that it can land on heads is ½. If I use a die then how many sides? Yes 6. So the fraction would be ⅙. You doProbability worksheets and beat probability activity. Students will roll one die to determine what instrument they will be using and then roll the second dice to see how many beats they will need to make.

Assessment and Reflection 
Content Assessment: worksheets  Arts Assessment: rubric Criteria  Exceptional (4)  Proficient (3)  Satisfactory (2)  Developing (1)  None (0)  Beat       Tempo      

Student Reaction (Engagement): After a hectic day, my students were very very engaged. This says a lot as this was late in the day and often students tend to be less engaged at this time. Arts integration activities always lead to high levels of student engagement.  Teacher Reflection: This lesson went quite well. Teaching fractions before this lesson gave another perspective to using fractions. It really helps for material to be carried over into other lessons to help retention levels. If I taught this lesson again, I would hope for less distractions. I would also incorporate more instruments and have students change the tempo when playing the beat. 