Monday, June 11, 2018

Use MUSIC to enrich STEM teaching

     Last year this blog announced an online conference involving the use of song in teaching STEM subjects.  From one of the organizers, Gregory Crowther, I have this update -- announcing a second annual VOICES conference in September 2018:
       featured 40 presentations on teaching STEM subjects with music. 
       Presentation ideas are now being solicited for the 2018 conference
                     to be held on 26 September 2018.   All are welcome to enter!"

     Song lyrics often are poetry; here are links to several lyrics featured earlier in this blog:  "The Derivative Song" by Tom Lehrer,  Lines from "Mandlebrot Set" by Jonathan Coulton,  "Circle Song" and lines from "Hotel Infinity"  by Larry Lesser,  "Questions You Can't Ever Decide" by Bill Calhoun.  
     This past weekend I met some cousins for a family reunion -- we chatted non-stop about the various play-times we had enjoyed as children and this morning I am remembering the way we laughed as we sang and acted out this counting-backward song:

       There Were Ten In The Bed

       There were ten in the bed,
       And the little one said, ‘Roll over, roll over’,
       So they all rolled over and one fell out.

       There were nine in the bed…

Math songs are such fun!!

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