Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Music in mathematics education; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Music--Instruction and study; Music--Mathematics;
Mathematics and music have commonalities and connections. However it is not often that these two disciplines are integrated for the purpose of education. From elementary to collegiate education, there are content areas within mathematics curriculum into which musical ideas can be integrated. These musical ideas can provide a context for students to explore mathematics, which has received an increasing attention in the mathematics education community as a way to help ensure and improve retention and understanding. This type of interdisciplinary approach can allow students to enjoy and comprehend certain mathematical concepts while developing complex reasoning skills as a result of learning through pragmatic encounters (Edelson and Johnson, 2003).
Date of Award
Department of Mathematics
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2008 Rebecca Thayer
Thayer, Rebecca, "Integrating music into math classroom: Implications for educators" (2008). Honors Program Theses. 73.