# This lesson compares money and note values

Subjects:

Math, Music

K

Title – Learning Note Values
By – Dawn R. Moore
Primary Subject – Music
Secondary Subject – Math
Exploratory Area: K-5 Vocal Music

Standards/Indicators: 9 – Identify how music relates to subjects outside of music

Objectives: To reinforce Math concepts with music

Lesson Plan:

1.) Listen to a song:

Piggy Bank

by Greg Scelsa from

Music & Movement in the Classroom.

2.) Compare how coins and music have values

3.) Using math manipulatives, show how many pennies equal a dime, nickel, etc. Compare to how many beats in a whole, half, and quarter note. How many pennies/beats would it take to buy a quarter note?

4.) How many quarters in a dollar?

5.) How many quarter notes in a whole note. Use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast.

6.) Set up a music store and issue money. Each student would go to the store with their money and buy a music note.

Assessment:

• What do you expect students to learn? Value of money and notes.
• How will we know students have learned? Successfully show how note and money values interchange.
• How do we respond when students don’t learn? Find a new strategy to teach to their learning style.
• How do we respond when students do learn? REWARD!

Outcome: For all students to have a 70% success rate of comparing money and note values.

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